General Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI

Dental Care You Can Count On

At Sterling Heights Dentistry, our dental team goes above and beyond to ensure that your smile is sparkling and your oral hygiene is in pristine condition. As a general dentistry practice, Dr. Smith focuses first and foremost on prevention, making sure we help patients avoid developing dental issues by catching the signs early on. Our general dental services allow our team to professionally clean your teeth and gums, examine your oral health, and perform additional preventive treatments as needed. 

Discover what Dr. Smith and the Sterling Heights team can do for your overall dental health below.

What Is General Dentistry?

General dentistry includes the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of oral care needs. Our general dentistry services will keep your smile healthy and ward off common issues including tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more. During your routine visits, you can expect to receive a professional teeth cleaning, a full-mouth evaluation, and an in-depth discussion about your oral health.

Our General Dentistry Services

Teeth Cleanings & Exams

The first line of defense against tooth decay is biannual checkups and teeth cleanings. These appointments allow our Sterling Heights team to thoroughly clean your teeth and examine your mouth, cheeks, and gums for any underlying issues. 

Teeth cleanings are one of the most effective ways to get rid of built-up plaque before it hardens into tartar. One of our exceptional dental hygienists will deeply clean your teeth, making sure to get those hard-to-reach areas you might miss at home. Professional dental cleanings are often enough to reverse the progression of gum disease and cavities. 

Diagnostic X-Rays

Once a year, we’ll take diagnostic X-rays to get a more detailed look at your teeth and gums. X-rays allow us to diagnose certain issues such as cavities and gum disease, sometimes before you even experience symptoms. Based on your X-ray scans, we can create a custom treatment plan that will pinpoint the targeted area with accuracy. 

Periodontal Care

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. When your gums become infected, it can lead to a number of serious consequences for your oral health. At Sterling Heights Dentistry, our dental team will evaluate the state of your gums at your routine visits. Our talented team of professionals can detect even the most subtle cases of gum disease during your teeth cleaning, ensuring that your oral health remains in great condition. 

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer screenings are an important part of your routine visits, as catching oral cancer early on leads to a higher chance of recovery. Dr. Smith will examine your cheeks, gums, tongue, and neck for any signs of the disease. Health conditions like oral cancer can be dangerous when left untreated or misidentified, which is why we perform oral cancer screenings for patients at least once a year. 

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a treatment that provides an added layer of protection for vulnerable teeth. While typically recommended for children, any patient can receive dental sealants. They’re an ideal treatment for preventing the onset of tooth decay and cavities. If you’re interested in dental sealants, simply ask Dr. Smith about them at your next visit. 

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are a preventive measure we use to protect your teeth from bacteria and decay. Our fluoride treatments work by remineralizing tooth enamel that’s been broken down by plaque and tartar over time. The treatments use a highly concentrated solution that’s applied with a swab, tray, or mouthwash at the end of your teeth cleaning. 

Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are designed to protect your teeth and mouth from damage. These oral appliances are highly recommended for patients who play contact sports or grind their teeth while they sleep. Mouthguards can give you peace of mind knowing that your oral structures are safe from potential dental accidents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Protect Your Oral Health at Sterling Heights Dentistry

Ready to get your oral health back on track? At Sterling Heights Dentistry, our general dental appointments provide patients with full-mouth examinations and same-day cleanings. To book your appointment with Dr. Smith, call our office at (586) 939-5151. You can also get in touch by filling out our convenient online contact form, and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. We look forward to meeting you!

Sterling Heights Dentistry

33760 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
9am – 7pm
8am – 4pm
8am – 6pm
8am – 2pm
(2nd and 4th of the month)