Essential Dental Tips on Cavity Prevention Treatments

Always look for new ways to protect your smile from cavities. Cavity prevention is extremely important to ensure oral health happiness. If enamel erosion is allowed to occur, not only will it give rise to cavities, but it will increase your potential risk of infections and tooth loss. Thus, you'll need to make sure that you're doing everything you can... read more »

A Missing Filling Needs Timely Treatment and Repair

Drs. Ferguson, Batra, and Smith routinely use fillings to repair small-to-modest-sized cavities. While they are effectively hardened or cemented into place with a powerful dental adhesive, no filling is impervious to the passage of time. In most cases, the older and larger a filling is, the more likely it is to develop a problem. If one of your fillings is... read more »

How Cavities Kill Teeth

Everyone knows that a cavity is obviously something you don’t want in your teeth. They hurt, they hurt worse to get filled, and afterward, the appearance and integrity of your tooth is often compromised, although you can choose to get tooth-colored fillings these days. What most people aren’t aware of, though, are the potentially devastating effects cavities can have on... read more »

7 Easy Tips to Keep Your Dentures Healthy & Clean

If you have a pair of dentures, it is important to follow proper handling and cleaning protocol with them at all times. Even though dentures are artificial, they can still be damaged, cracked, stained, or carry bacteria. It’s important to take as much care of your dentures as your mouth. Here are seven easy tips to help you: - Be... 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 »

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 »