Why Dental Cleanings are Necessary for the Health of your Mouth

As you may know, it’s important for you to see your dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings. Regularly cleaning your teeth can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which lead to a number of issues if left untreated. You see, there are different types of dental cleanings that... Read more »

Gum Disease: The Different Stages

As you probably know, gum disease is something you should strive to avoid. You’ve probably heard that, in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you should brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit a dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning... Read more »

Take Care of a Temporary Crown

Having Dr. Scott Ferguson restore a tooth with a crown often requires two appointments. During the first appointment he 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read more »