Dental health

The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive condition, and is easily treatable in its earliest stages. From Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, here are the four main stages of gum disease. Gingivitis The main symptoms of

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Dental Checkup: How Often?

When is the last time you had a dental checkup? At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we recommend you have one every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we recommend every four months. Know The Risk Factors For

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Trouble Getting Numb For Dental Treatment?

For most of us, getting a cavity filled may not be the highlight of the day. But thanks to modern anesthesia, like what we use at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, it’s more an inconvenience than anything else. Some people, though, are resistant

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Why Look For The Seal?

Here’s a reminder from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township: when you go to the store for oral care products, make sure your purchase carries the seal of the American Dental Association. You can depend on the American Dental Association (ADA), which only places

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10 Terrific Tooth Tips

In addition to cleanings and checkups, Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township likes to share useful information to help you stay on top of your dental health. So without further introduction, here are some terrific tooth tips: If you have kids and your municipal

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Call Them What You Will, Just Keep Them Healthy

Chompers. Pearly Whites. Dents. Gnashers. Grill. There are lots of nicknames for teeth, and that’s okay; we use them all the time, at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. Whatever you call them, take good care of them so they last! Making time in

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Treat Your Smile To A Healthy Diet

Proper nutrition can benefit you in many ways: increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township we ask: How often do you consider how your diet affects your

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It’s Better To Prevent A Cavity Than Fill One

We fill a lot of cavities at Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township. Tooth decay is a serious problem, with somewhere in the area of nine of every ten American adults having at least one cavity in their teeth. It doesn’t have to be

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Healthy Lifestyles For Healthy Lifesmiles

Good dental health and a great smile depend on more than simply brushing regularly. In this post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township, we present a quick refresher on important lifestyle practices that affect oral health. You are probably familiar with most of

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What’s The Difference Between An Inlay And An Onlay?

This post from Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS — McKinley General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry in Shelby Township describes the difference between two common restorations, the inlay and the onlay. If you have tooth sensitivity or pain when you chew, the surfaces of your molars may be damaged. One option for restoration is

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