How Do You Measure Dental Success?

How do you measure dental success? A check-up with no cavities? A perfect smile? A crown that looks as natural as the surrounding teeth? At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI, it could mean all those things and many more. For a child,… Read more »

9 Tips For Preventing Gum Disease

Unfortunately, gum disease is very common. It is also treatable, at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI. If you keep your teeth and gums healthy, you will only need to visit the dentist for cleanings and checkups. Not major treatment. Here are some… Read more »

It’s National Gum Care Month!

September brings the month of National Gum Care, a time to raise awareness for healthy gums everywhere. No matter your age, you should always be striving for great oral care, and this doesn’t just mean your teeth. Your gums are just as important when it comes to maintaining a great smile. As new research develops,... Read more »

What Does Your Shelby Township Dentist Need To Know?

To maintain good dental health, we like our patients to visit us at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. This is the time to discuss any issues related to your dental health. Make sure to… Read more »

How Do Dental Checkups Impact Your Oral Health?

Most of us learn at a young age that brushing and flossing are vital to keeping our smiles healthy. We need to continue these daily habits in our ongoing quest to maintain healthy smiles for strong teeth and gums. Seeing us at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant... Read more »

Into The Thick Of It, The Skinny On Toothpaste

In this post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township MI, we’ll answer some common questions about toothpaste. Why does toothpaste seem gritty? The abrasive aspect of toothpaste is to help with removing dental plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Vigorous… Read more »

Do I Need A Dental Cleaning If I Brush And Floss At Home?

This post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are vital because they work… Read more »

Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains

Hello Shelby Township! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township is the easiest ways you can improve their appearance. It is important to realize that not every smile responds… Read more »

Can I Objectively Evaluate My Smile?

It is no secret that a beautiful, pleasing, healthy smile can be your most prized physical attribute. Do you like yours? At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we use cosmetic dentistry every day to improve the smiles of our patients. A smile makeover… Read more »

Periodontal Disease Is Linked To Systemic Diseases

Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in American adults. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we take gum disease very seriously, and your should, too. What do your gums do? The soft tissue in your mouth, like skin,… Read more »