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
We love our daily oral health routine, and we applaud you for being rigorous and thorough every day. But you shouldn’t ignore your regular cleanings and examinations from your dentist.
While it may seem like an unnecessary procedure, it helps remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on the teeth. Your regular daily oral health regimen cannot remove tartar, it must be done at a dental office. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist explains the benefit of a routine cleaning, and reiterates how often you should be seeing your health care professional. It is more important than you think!
Every time you see an oral health professional, you are surely reminded to keep to a strict oral health regimen. This certainly includes twice-daily brushing and an oral rinse. But also comes the one that patients dread the most: flossing.
Maybe it’s the time, or any pain with flossing gums that have not been cared for, but people seem particularly averse to keeping to a strict flossing regimen. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist reiterates the necessity for flossing, and how the time you spend is worth it in the end.
They almost seem like a rite of passage, a sign of adulthood. When you get wisdom teeth coming in, it can be exciting, and it can be worrisome.
It always seems like there are issues with them. They don’t appear to do too much good even when they are healthy. So why do we have them? If we are evolving, are our mouths as well? It is easier to recognize if there are issues with your wisdom teeth if you know their history and their biological function. It is important to keep a baseline of your body’s mechanisms, in order to properly identify if it is not working properly. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist touches on the biology behind wisdom teeth so that you can properly monitor yours!
When you decide to have a child, you understand that the body goes through some pretty significant changes during pregnancy. With this unfortunately comes a significant increase in the risk of periodontal disease.
A broken tooth can happen to anyone. An errant baseball or a car wreck might leave your mouth shattered. But most people do not prepare for such a situation, so they are wildly shocked when it happens to them.
But knowing a few simple steps can give you a significant headstart in dealing with this crisis. And maybe just as important, the knowledge may give you a little more sense of calm in the storm than you normally would have. Being able to keep a level head can be very helpful in these instances.
Many people have unconscious movements of the jaw, it is one of the most common places for an anxious brain to let loose. And for the most part, it is usually no serious issue.
However, for a select few, this activity can become seriously harmful to the smile and the jaw. Bruxism, the medical term for persistent teeth grinding, can alter the shape of the teeth or even how they sit within the mouth.
Fixed dentures, also known as implant-supported or “all-on-4” dentures, are prosthetics for those in need of a whole new set of teeth. Rather than rely upon traditional adhesives, these are teeth designed to attach to the jaw bone itself. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist discusses whether this procedure might be of benefit to you. (more…)
Everyone wants to look their best during the summer. Whether it’s by the pool, or at a cookout, we all know it’s the time to get together.
That also makes it the ideal time to get your teeth whitened. With our procedure, you can quickly and effortlessly refresh your smile and be ready for any photo! Today, your Livonia, MI dentist talks to you about how you can brighten your smile for the pool or the cookout. (more…)
By far, the most common autoimmune disease in America is diabetes. It affects over 29 million Americans to date, and that number is only growing. Also, the definition of diabetes is expanding as well, growing the number of new diabetics further.
The smallest blood vessels in the body, the capillaries, are highly fragile structures. These are affected the most by high blood sugar. When damaged, your fresh, oxygenated blood is unable to reach the further areas, away from the heart.
TMJ disorder, sometimes referred to as TMD, can impact the balance of your bite and cause trouble eating and even speaking! This can also lead to discomfort, such as headaches and jaw pain. In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI, dentist looks at how we stop TMJ headaches with a comfortable and custom oral appliance.