Many people do not enjoy going to the dentist, and some even go years without a check-up or cleaning. This can be due to one’s fear of needles, drills, or other dental instruments, past traumatic dental experiences, or the general discomfort associated with the smells, noises, and tastes of dental work. Financial concerns may also be keeping you from making an appointment with your dentist. However, receiving dental care from no longer has to be an anxiety-filled experience. The success of our Okemos family dentistry office is built on our professional ability and the genuine concern for each and every one of our patients, focusing on their individual needs in order to provide them with experienced, compassionate, and affordable dental care.
At the dental office of Brian Carlin DDS, our practice is focused on meeting the needs of you and your family. By attending in-depth exams and cleanings, we can help catch problems concerning your teeth and gums earlier than ever, potentially saving you time and money. We believe in a preventative approach for one’s oral hygiene by creating and maintaining beautiful and healthy smiles. Teeth, whether natural or with restorations, survive and thrive in an oral environment that is clean and hygienic. Our preventative program of family dental care is designed to prevent new cavities, preserve restored teeth, and manage periodontal disease for patients of all ages. During your semi-annual visit with us, we will do much more than merely clean your teeth and gums. Our Okemos family dentistry will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal evaluation, and an analysis of your occlusion (bite). This ensures a thorough examination of your teeth, their supporting structures, and of the oral anatomy. Remember, healthy gums are just as important as your actual teeth. Visiting our dentist every six months for routine teeth cleanings are an incredibly effective method in preventing future dental problems, such as periodontal disease. It is important to prevent gum disease as infection and inflammation of the tissues that support your teeth can erode the ligament and bone beneath the gums, resulting in tooth loss and expensive dental procedures. We provide regular examinations of your gums during checkups with a periodontal probe and regular x-rays. If periodontal disease is diagnosed, your doctor will discuss with you which of our services will best suit your individual needs.
We know that many people may feel anxious about coming to see their dentist, so it is our goal to make their visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. From the moment you walk into our Okemos family dentistry office, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome. So whether your dental needs include a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, the family dental care practice of Brian Carlin DDS will provide you with exceptional and compassionate care every step of the way. Call our office or consult our website for further information regarding any of our dental services, to learn more about our family dentist, or to schedule an appointment. Let our family take care of yours.