Your safety is of the upmost importance to us. Our office follows the infection control guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our affiliation with these organizations ensures that we are up to date with the latest recommendations and guidelines. As you know, infection control has always been a top priority in our office and you will notice some additional measures that we have implemented based on current guidelines.
HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
Prior to your appointment:
You will receive an email or text to fill out any necessary forms online. This will make it more convenient for you and eliminate any paperwork in the office. One of these forms will be a COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
Upon arrival to our office:
Please wear a face mask. We will provide one for you if you don’t have one. Your temperature will be taken in the foyer. Only the patient should come in for the appointment if possible. One caregiver or family member may come in with the patient, and they must wear a face mask and will be screened.
At your appointment:
You will be asked to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer and then use a mouth rinse prior to your dental care. Our office utilizes Surgically Clean Air purifiers to remove harmful particles, pollutants, and other airborne contaminants and bacteria from the air in every operatory during all patient appointments. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
15873 Middlebelt Rd. Suite 100 • Livonia, MI 48154
All fields of medicine are continuously evolving, adding new procedures and dropping old treatment that no longer serves us as a need. This is especially true in dentistry, through both advancements in structure and in fighting infection. Our office enjoys being routine early adopters of new processes in imaging, diganosis, and treatment.
There are numerous benefits in these innovations, for both us as oral health professionals, and you, our patient! We want to ensure that your experience is both the most comfortable it can be, but also safer than ever before. We do this both in our dental procedures as well as in state-of-the-art air filtration. In these times, people may feel understandably worried about disease transmission, so it is important to us that our office is as safe as it can be.
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For new parents, and even for those who’ve been around the block before, children’s dentistry can be a little daunting. With all the things you have going on right now in your life, that’s understandable. But that doesn’t make it any less important!
Since infant teeth are designed to be lost, parents can believe that the health of this first set may be a little less important than our adult ones. But these track a path that helps alignment in the future. Paying attention now can make all the difference in orthodontic procedures in the future.
If you are suffering from tooth pain, it may be due to a bacterial infection that has reached the pulp and root within. When this happens, the most common solution is what is known as a root canal. People may be familiar with these due to their (rather unfair) depictions in media, but have never thought much about them.
Many people, without even thinking about it, grind their teeth, or clench their jaw. When this activity is severe enough to cause damage to the mouth, it is referred to as the medical condition bruxism. For most people, it never becomes an issue, just a physical quirk about themselves.
For others, however, it can be a serious medical concern, and it is important to know when to seek advice from a dentist or similar trained skilled individual. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist explains the benefits of night guards in relieving a tense and uncomfortable jaw!
We tend to take some of the technological advancements of the past few decades for granted. Our phones are now computers, and we have access to any information on the planet within seconds. But there have been some miraculous discoveries, and the field of oral health is certainly no exception.
One way that has benefited millions across the globe has been the advancement of dental implant technology. This entails the full replacement of a tooth, down into the bone, where a post is placed within your jaw. This prosthetic is designed to hold for years, giving you a fully functional new aspect of your smile, while at the same time, looking gorgeous!
Today, your Livonia, MI dentist speaks to you about the amazing development of the dental implant and how they might be of great aid to you and your smile! (more…)
Gum recession is incredibly common in the United States, but still it seems to be something that we are all somewhat ashamed of admitting. People will go to incredible lengths to hide their periodontal disease, yet for some reason,they are hesitant to seek help from a trained healthcare professional.
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Many people wonder to themselves about issues they have with their oral health. Sometimes, you can trick yourself into believing something to be true, like thinking that a perfectly healthy tooth may be loose. The inverse of that can be true, as well.
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As we grow older, many of us will develop osteoporosis. This is a disease of the skeletal system that leads to weaker bones. While we typically think of this affecting hips and legs, it can also have a damaging impact on your oral health, as well. Your every day routine, as well as checkups and cleanings with your dentist, can do wonders in maintaining your smile.
That is why today, your Livonia, MI dentist imparts some knowledge on how aging affects bone and tooth density. And how best to prepare! (more…)
As humans have evolved, our mouths have grown smaller, as we are more accustomed to softer, cooked foods. While that certainly has had its evolutionary benefits, it also can lead to problems with the growth of the jaw.
Orthotropics is the use of expansion of the dental arch in order to allow for proper healthy growth in children. This science has grown rapidly over the past few years, and today, your Livonia, MI dentist writes to you about how it may help you! (more…)