Take Care of a Temporary Crown

Having Dr. restore a tooth with a crown often requires two appointments. During the first appointment formed an abutment and took an impression of it and the surrounding teeth. The impression is sent off to a dental lab where your custom crown is made. While you await the permanent crown’s completion, Dr. will secure a… Read more »

The Effects of Gum Disease

Your gums are an essential part of your mouth. They help to support and protect your teeth. But important as they are, they are quite prone to disease and infection. Maintaining adequate oral hygiene is crucial for healthy gums and a healthy mouth overall. One of the main functions of gums is to protect your… Read more »

Our Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile

At the family dental practice of Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Batra, and Dr. Smith in Kimball, Michigan, we are pleased to offer dental implants for our patients seeking a natural looking smile after losing a tooth (or several). Losing teeth is not uncommon, whether by tooth decay, gum disease or injury to the mouth. No matter what… Read more »

Mercury Free Fillings to Restore Your Healthy Smile

At the dental practice of Dr. Scott Ferguson, Dr. Neha Batra, and Dr. Logan Smith in Kimball, Michigan, we are pleased to offer mercury-free fillings for our patients’ healthy smiles. Amalgam fillings, or mercury fillings, consist of a combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc and mercury. Because amalgam fillings have mercury in them, they release small… Read more »

The Best Ways to Fight Plaque

Have you ever heard of plaque? If not, it’s the white, sticky film that grows on the front surfaces of your teeth. If you keep from brushing for a long period of time, you will be able to scrape the surfaces of your teeth and peel off a white layer, which is plaque. This substance… Read more »

The Plaque Plague

Did you know that your mouth is constantly fighting a battle against disease and decay? Oral bacteria are necessary for maintaining your health, but some of it can harm your teeth and gums. The bacteria that causes many dental problems is called plaque. Plaque Plaque is the name given to the sticky, colorless film of… Read more »

Dealing with a Tooth with Fractured Enamel

Dental emergencies are a serious cause for concern. A tooth that has been fractured or cracked can cause pain, or even lead to other problems. If you have a tooth with damaged enamel you should call us immediately so we can help determine the best course of action and schedule an appointment. If you can’t… Read more »

Understanding Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

Sleep apnea is a common condition that can cause your oxygen levels drop. This is dangerous because it can cause other harmful problems in your body and lead to disastrous health. Some of these problems include high blood pressure, stroke, depression, irritability, and excessive daytime sleepiness. However, knowing what the signs and symptoms of sleep… Read more »

It’s Time to Protect Your Smile With Sealants

If you have a desire to protect your teeth from tooth decay, or if you would like to help your child do the same, we are happy to help you with dental sealants! Dental sealants are best for children and teenagers who are between the ages of 6 and 14; however, adults can also benefit… Read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth after Dental Bonding

If you recently had dental bonding done for your teeth, you may be wondering what the best practices of care you can do at home to ensure they last for years to come. Well, look no further because our team is going to give you some helpful tips on how to do just that. Some… Read more »