All of our dental services are performed with the gentlest of care. We use all of the latest techniques in family and cosmetic dentistry. Some of our highlighted features are Zoom! - tooth whitening, Invisalign, Lumineers, crowns, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, extractions/dental surgery, gum treatment and dental hygiene.
Our approach is to give all of our patients the highest quality care possible. Of equal importance is to serve you with warmth, courtesy and genuine concern. We are cognizant that your time is valuable and that convenience is also important to you. Taking these areas into consideration, we work hard to have our patients in and out in a timely fashion; making the most of our time spent together.
We always take the necessary time to listen to the concerns of our patients. We like them to ask questions. Yes, our equipment and sterilization techniques are state of the art too; but treating you with number one priority is of equal importance. We are here to serve you! We organize thorough treatment plans; offering as many options as possible. We invite family participation in determining treatment formulations whether, surgical, cosmetic or restorative. We promise that we will give you a warm welcome and do all we can to make your visit a productive one. Please call us for a free evaluation.
Please browse our website so that you can become familiar with our staff, our facility and some of the services that we offer. We have two offices conveniently located in Berkley and Clinton Township. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at a location near you!
Clinton Township Office
Partnering with your Dentist for Heart Health
How visiting your dentist affects your overall health-
You're trying to be more heart healthy. You visit your doctor for a physical, you visit the gym for exercise, and you visit the farmer's market for healthy foods. Now it's time to visit your dentist. Visiting your dentist isn't just good for your smile. It can be good for your heart, too.
Did you know that your dentist may be able to tell you whether or not you are at risk of developing heart disease? It's true. Studies have shown that people who suffer from poor oral health, such as infection of the gums, are more likely to develop heart disease than those with healthy gums.
The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and this occurs when bacteria builds up between the gums and teeth. People with gingivitis might notice that their gums are red, swollen, or bleed when brushing or flossing. Periodontal disease is a more advanced form of gum disease where the infection has become more severe. If left untreated, periodontal disease can result in bone and tooth loss.
What do your teeth and gums have to do with your heart? The Michigan Dental Association (MDA) reports that people who have high levels of gum disease causing bacteria in their mouths also tend to have thicker carotid arteries, a strong predictor of stroke and heart attack.
The MDA warns that approximately 85 percent of people who have a heart attack also have some form of periodontal disease.
Your gums should be light pink and firm. Some signs that you may have periodontal disease are bleeding after you brush or floss, bright red or swollen gums, receding gums, puss, loose teeth or pain when chewing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please visit a dentist. Your dentist will determine what treatment is necessary to restore the health of your gums.
You can help boost your body's resistance to infection and gum disease by caring for your dental health. The MDA recommends brushing with fluoride toothpaste, using antiseptic mouthwash, and flossing at least once a day to remove decay-causing plaque.
As a part of your health care team, you should see your dentist regularly and inform him or her of any changes to your medical health as well as any dental concerns you may have. Your dentist needs to know if you have been diagnosed with a heart condition and also needs to know any prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
The MDA urges you to contact a dentist right away if you start experiencing problems such as “trouble chewing, bleeding or sore gums, red or swollen gums, or sore or loose teeth. Your dentist can help you have a healthy smile and body. Come visit us at Advanced Dental and Dentures for some more information on periodontal disease prevention and treatment.