General Dentistry & Oral Hygiene in Sterling Heights, MI

Preventive Care

At Sterling Heights Dentistry, our dental care focus is first and foremost on prevention. Sometimes your at-home oral health routine isn’t enough, or certain areas are frequently overlooked and you end up with a cavity.

You only get one set of permanent teeth and we want you to enjoy the journey with a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer various treatments to protect your teeth against decay, so you can live your life free of pain and enjoy every last bite.

Teeth Cleanings & Exams

Biannual checkups and professional teeth cleanings are our first line of defense to prevent tooth decay. During these appointments, we’ll also examine your oral health, perform diagnostic tests such as x-rays, and complete an oral cancer screening.

While some patients choose to see the dentist only when there’s a problem, scheduling regular appointments at our Sterling Heights office will help to catch any issues before they require more invasive procedures. During a professional cleaning, we’ll remove any tartar and plaque to keep your teeth feeling and looking their best.

X-rays will be taken so we can magnify your teeth and gums to see things that aren’t visible to the naked eye. This helps us diagnose certain issues such as cavities and gum disease, sometimes before you even experience symptoms.

During your oral cancer screening, Dr. Hindi will examine your cheeks, tongue, gums, and neck to look for any signs of the potentially fatal disease. If caught early on, oral cancer is typically curable and the chances of successful treatment are much higher.

Dental Sealants

If your child is having difficulties removing plaque from those hard-to-reach areas, they may be prone to cavities. Luckily, dental sealants are a protective barrier against cavities that can help prevent them for up to ten years. They’re typically applied to the back molar and premolar teeth because bacteria tends to build up in these areas.

The procedure is virtually pain-free and can be completed in 4 steps:

  1. Teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and dried
  2. An acid solution will roughen the tooth’s surface to allow the sealant to bond with the teeth
  3. Teeth are rinsed and dried
  4. The sealant is applied and hardens

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are an additional way to protect your teeth against bacteria and decay. They work by remineralizing your tooth’s enamel that has been broken down by plaque buildup over time.

Fluoride treatments are a highly concentrated solution that’s applied with a swab, tray, or mouthwash, typically at the end of your cleaning. You’ll want to avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes following the treatment to allow time for the solution to set.

Custom Mouthguards

If you play sports, there’s always a chance you could be injured. Wearing the necessary protective gear can help prevent accidents from becoming lifelong obstacles. A customized mouthguard can be fitted to match your teeth and bite precisely to protect against oral injuries that can cost you a lot more than the game.

A mold will be taken of your teeth in order to craft your new customized mouthguard. Customization allows for the highest level of comfort, so you can keep your head in the game without worrying about discomfort or a mouth injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Protecting Your Smile From Day One

Protecting your teeth from decay and injury will ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles. Contact our office to schedule an appointment by calling (586) 939-5151. We’ll pay attention to the smallest details to ensure you’re more than satisfied. We want you to thrive.

Sterling Heights Dentistry

33760 Dequindre Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Office Hours

Monday
8am – 5pm
Tuesday
9am – 7pm
Wednesday
8am – 4pm
Thursday
8am – 6pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8am – 2pm
(2nd and 4th of the month)
Sunday
Closed
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