Say Goodbye to Plaque and Tartar

The health of your smile is necessary when it comes to chewing food, speaking properly and demonstrating facial expressions. Daily oral hygiene is the key to stable oral health and the prevention of oral problems like tooth decay and gum disease. We offer some tips on proper oral care to help you remove and prevent plaque and tartar. Using an... read more »

Effective Cleaning Habits for Preventing Halitosis

An often-overlooked condition that can arise due to poor dental habits or other oral health problems is halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath. Bad breath typically arises due to bacteria in your mouth emitting bad odors, but it can also be caused by the foods you consume and underlying health conditions within your body. Treatments for halitosis include the... read more »

Brushing With Dentures

You may think that because your dentures are not your “real teeth” your days of brushing are over. Not quite! Dentures may not be natural teeth, but they still need to be properly cleaned if they are to do their jobs effectively. Dentures can collect food debris, just like natural teeth. That can lead to bad breath and gum disease,... 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 »

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 »

Interdental Cleaners And Flossing Tools

Would you rather clean the toilet than floss your teeth? Many people do not like flossing, whether it is because doing so is difficult, uncomfortable, or time consuming. However, cleaning between your teeth daily is a necessary part of maintaining oral hygiene. In order to make flossing easier, there are several tools and devices available which are all geared towards... read more »