Dr. McKinley and Dr. Holloway are proud to offer preventive dentistry in Shelby Township, Michigan. They believe in the importance of keeping one’s teeth healthy to prevent dental issues from arising. Preventive dentistry helps avoid dental problems like cavities, gingivitis, and enamel wear. All patients benefit from preventive dentistry, especially children. This is because having healthy teeth allows newly coming in teeth to grow in strong and health.
Preventive dentistry includes dental procedures like professional teeth cleanings, dental X-rays, and proper oral hygiene. During a professional teeth cleaning appointment, our hygienist will clean all of your teeth using a small metal tool. Then the hygienist will floss your teeth, polish them, and apply dental fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps protect the teeth from tooth decay by strengthening your tooth enamel. Our dentists will then examine all of your teeth for signs of decay and other dental issues. Sometimes, our dentists will take dental X-rays to get a closer look at your smile. It is important to pair dental services in our office with good oral hygiene at home. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to reduce the risk of cavities, gingivitis, and other dental issues.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more about preventive dentistry and to schedule your next visit.