• December 15, 2016

It’s nearly time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. Many people make resolutions intended to improve their health. Taking care of your mouth should be part of your plan, and our dentist in Ortonville, MI, wants to help you do just that.

As a general dentist office, Brandon Family Dental offers a range of services that can help you have a healthy smile. We also can help if you need to restore a tooth or teeth or if you want your smile to look better than it does today.

Call 248-469-0218 to make an appointment with Dr. Angela Wojtkowicz-Harrell today. She can help you keep any of the dental resolutions listed below.


✦ Stop tooth decay and gum disease.

The best approach to a healthy mouth is preventive care. This starts at home with brushing your teeth and flossing between them every day. A good oral hygiene routine will remove many bacteria that cause cavities and periodontal disease.

However, professional cleanings and examinations at Brandon Family Dental will remove any plaque or tartar buildup that may have developed. During your visit, we will be watching for signs of cavities or gum disease. If you have either of these problems, we want you to get treated as quickly as possible.

Again, call 248-469-0218.


✦ Try next level prevention for your smile.

Brushing, flossing, and routine cleanings really are the minimum you should be doing for you oral health. To take it a step further, do things that will actively protect your teeth against bacteria.

Dental sealants can be applied to your molars. These are larger, flatter teeth in the back of your mouth. You use these teeth to grind food, and they are the teeth that are mostly likely to develop cavities.

Dental sealants create a barrier between these teeth and the bacteria that cause tooth decay.

Fluoride treatments help in another way. Fluoride is a mineral. When it is applied directly to your teeth, it can repair minor damage to your enamel. It also can strengthen healthy enamel to reduce your risk of tooth decay.

When you make your appointment for your next dental cleaning, let us know that you also would like dental sealants, a fluoride treatment, or both.


✦ Restore your bite.

Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Losing teeth can make it more difficult to eat the foods that you enjoy.

Fortunately, you can regain nearly all of your original bite force with the help of restorative dentistry at Brandon Family Dental.

Whether you need to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or a whole row of teeth, you should ask about dental implants. These replace the roots of your missing teeth.

Dental implants make dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures more stable and more secure. That means you can eat with confidence and without discomfort again.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Wojtkowicz-Harrell to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.


✦ Get a smile makeover.

If you are one of the few people in the world who already has a perfect smile, then you can skip this section. But if you are like the majority of people who would like your teeth to be a little whiter or a little straighter, then keep reading.

With cosmetic dentistry at Brandon Family Dental, you can have white teeth. You can have straight teeth. You can repair teeth that have become worn or chipped, and you can transform your gummy smile.

By talking to our dentist, you can find out what we can do to give you a smile makeover. One or more of our cosmetic services can be combined so you can have a smile you are happy to see in the mirror and proud to post in your next social media selfie.

Call 248-469-0218 to schedule a consultation.


✦ Protect your teeth against impact.

Specifically, you should be wearing an athletic mouthguard if you participate in high-impact sports and activities. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to lose a tooth to an accidental elbow to the jaw, a fall, or getting hit in the mouth with a ball or a puck.

The American Dental Association and the American Pediatric Dental Association both recommend custom-fitted athletic mouthguards as the best way to protect your teeth and jaw against serious injuries while playing sports.

You can get a mouthguard at our office.


No Matter Your Reasons, We Hope To See You In 2017

As 2016 (and this post) come to a close, the team at our dentist office in Ortonville, MI, wishes you and your family a safe, healthy, and happy New Year.

Call us at 248-469-0218 to make your appointment today.