While our expert team is capable of fixing pretty much any dental problem you can imagine, we’d much rather help our patients avoid annoying dental issues in the first place. That’s why we provide many preventive services, each one designed to stop a problem before it even begins. With just two preventive appointments each year, we can make sure you and your family have the kind of smiles that never need a second thought! To schedule your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning, contact us today.
Many oral health problems are very easy to miss during their early stages, but nothing gets past our team’s trained eyes. That’s why we recommend that patients of all ages should receive at least two checkups each year. They enable our team to catch and treat minor issues before they can become bigger headaches later on. Also at these appointments, one of our hygienists can provide a refreshing cleaning, removing any harmful plaque and tartar from the teeth while also giving them a nice polish!
When it comes to your dental health, the condition of your gums is just as important as your teeth. That’s why we perform dedicated gum screenings at every appointment, looking out for signs of periodontal (gum) disease. If we find any signs of this infection, our in-house periodontist (gum specialist), Dr. Isler, can provide a number of advanced treatments to eliminate it right away.
The teeth come in many different shapes, and the back teeth, with their flat and pitted surfaces, are particularly vulnerable to developing cavities. Their deep grooves can easily trap plaque and food particles, plus they can be pretty tricky to completely clean (especially for little hands that are still learning how to brush). Fortunately, we can give these teeth a little extra protection with a dental sealant. We simply apply a clear, plastic-based substance to the teeth, and it quickly hardens into a thin and invisible barrier that cavity-causing factors cannot cross.
Before anyone hits the field, mat, or court, they should make sure they’re wearing a protective mouthguard to keep their teeth safe from unexpected impacts. Rather than trusting your smile to a bulky and uncomfortable “one-size-fits-all” appliance from the store, we can provide you with your own custom-made mouthguard. It will be specially-shaped to your unique teeth, enabling it to better defend your smile while also allowing for unimpeded breathing and speaking.
As many as 1 in 3 Americans suffer from bruxism, which is a fancy term for unconscious teeth grinding during sleep. Over time, this can severely wear down the teeth to the point that they actually break! However, we can help patients get past the grind using a small appliance called a nightguard. Worn only to bed, it places a thin but strong barrier between the teeth to prevent any harmful contact during the night.
Oral cancer can be pretty easy to miss during its initial stages, leading many patients to be diagnosed after the disease has already become quite advanced and not easy to treat. To ensure that our patients are never caught off guard, we perform an oral cancer screening during every routine checkup. For this, we use the VELscope light, which illuminates potentially cancerous tissues that normally would be invisible to the naked eye. This helps us find any suspicious growths or sores sooner, helping patients get the follow-up care they need as early as possible.
If you look around, it’s not very hard to find fluoride. It’s added to many oral healthcare products like toothpastes and mouthwashes as well as most public water sources. That’s because regular exposure to this mineral has been shown to drastically reduce a person’s risk for developing cavities. To give our patients an extra weapon in the fight against tooth decay, we can provide a topical fluoride treatment during their regular checkups. It only takes a minute, is completely painless, and it’s one of the most effective ways to keep a smile healthy between appointments.
At MayFair Dental Associates, we just love welcoming Farmington Hills’ most precious smiles into our practice. We’re happy to treat children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, and provide the services their growing smiles need in a friendly and relaxed environment. We’ll ensure that your child is completely comfortable from check-in to check out so that their appointments are always fun and stress-free, putting them on the path to a lifetime of healthy smiles.