Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Gum Disease

Because gum disease can be painless in its earliest stages, many people may not know that they have it. Some people may not even think about preventing gum disease, or having it treated until it becomes a serious issue. Often, your dentist will be the first one to spot gum disease, which is why it is so important to see... read more »

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

Dental checkups are extremely important. In fact, they’re so important that the American Dental Association recommends that you receive a checkup every six months. So, if you’re due for a dental cleaning and exam, we encourage you to call Scott J. Ferguson, DDS today at 810.985.3301 and schedule an appointment. When you come in to meet with Dr. Scott Ferguson,... read more »

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 can be used to match a number of situations. For... 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 and exam. However, do you know what you should do... 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 teeth. Now, the teeth already... 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 the cause, our dental implants... 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 is extremely destructive to your... 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 bacteria that collect on the... read more »