Dental Sealants FAQs

What Are Dental Sealants? A dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). The sealant bonds into the grooves of the teeth, thus helping protect the teeth and prevent cavities. Dental sealants are like shields for your teeth. When a… Read more »

Cankers: Causes and Cures

Canker sores – those almost mocking, painful pinpricks of agony that make each moment you’re not engaged in something else an absolute drain. Let’s talk about what they are and how you can prevent them. Cankers are small lesions in the mouth that appear as white or yellow dots with a red border on the… Read more »

Dental Veneers Are a Popular Smile-Improvement Option

If you have one or more teeth that suffers from imperfections, like deep stains, chips, or old dental work, it can leave you feeling self-conscious in social situations. If your teeth are unattractive, or if you would just like a smooth, white smile, your dentist, Dr. , might recommend perfecting your smile with dental veneers in… Read more »

A Tooth with Severe Decay can be Replaced by a Bridge

If one of your teeth is suffering from a large area of tooth decay that has been ignored, it could have caused significant damage to the root of the tooth. Sometimes the decay can be so extensive that cannot save the tooth by any other means. We might recommend extracting the tooth and the infected… Read more »

Exploring Options for the Cosmetic Improvement of Your Smile

A winning smile plays in your favor in so many situations in life. Many people with chips, stains, or visible past dental work in their smile often consult with Dr. Karey to explore their options for the cosmetic restoration of their smile. Finding the best option to improve your smile incorporates a couple of key… Read more »

Correcting Dental Flaws with Dental Bonding

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile? If you have minor smile flaws, Dr. Karey may recommend dental bonding in , . During this procedure, our dentists will apply a tooth-colored resin to your teeth and use a special light to bond it in place. This material can enhance your smile and will… Read more »

What to Look for in Amalgam and Composite Dental Fillings

At the dental office of Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dr. Karey is pleased to offer our patients both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored composite fillings, the most common dental fillings used in today’s fillings, and both have their advantages. Amalgam fillings–also known as silver or mercury fillings–are made of a mixture… Read more »

How to Relax in the Dental Chair

There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears. Preparation Be prepared for your appointment… Read more »

How Safe Are Oral Piercings?

If you are thinking about getting an oral piercing, please be aware of the risks associated with them. While they are popular and trendy in some fashion arenas and seem like a”cool”form of self-expression, they can also cause dental issues. To avoid damaging your healthy smile, please consider the following factors: First, oral piercings can… Read more »

Use These Four Tips to Fight Plaque Each Day

If you are one who loves their smile, the best thing you can do is continue caring for it. However, there are many things in the world today that constantly threaten your smile, and one of those things is plaque. Plaque is a white, sticky substance that grows on the surfaces of your teeth each… Read more »