Your comfort is our top concern. We are specially trained in the latest techniques and provide an environment where you feel safe, in control, and gently cared for. We can provide medication to relax you before your visit and we provide a Comfort Menu full of options to make your treatment quick and enjoyable. These include: pillows, blankets, aromatherapy, entertainment (including movies, iPad, Nintendo DS) and more!
Millions of people struggle with halitosis, or bad breath, despite daily teeth brushing. Here is a checklist of procedures that can eliminate the problem: twice daily brushing, daily flossing and tongue cleaning; regular professional cleanings and careful cleaning of any dentures or removable dental appliances. However, if your hygiene is meticulous and the problem persists, we can offer several solutions.
First, we can provide a plastic tool called a tongue scraper that cleans away bacterial build – up on your tongue and significantly alleviates odor. Or we can recommend a specially prepared rinse or toothpaste designed to actually break the odor – causing sulfur bonds that cause bad breath. Finally, we may suspect a systemic or internal problem such as an infection or underlying condition, in which case we may recommend a visit with your family physician or specialist to identify the cause.
Research shows that fluoride reduces cavities in both children and adults by halting tooth decay. It also helps repair the early stages of tooth decay even before the decay becomes visible, and it restores valuable minerals to your teeth. Fluoride is a safe chemical component when used correctly. When your dentist applies fluoride to your teeth – usually in the form of a fluoride varnish, gel, or foam – that fluoride is more concentrated than the fluoride contained in toothpaste or mouthwash. The ADA recommends that dental professionals use any of the professional strength fluoride varnishes, gels, or foam products carrying the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
During your first appointment, your overall dental and oral health will be assessed with a comprehensive oral evaluation. Upon completion of your medical/dental health form, we will ask you to tell us your goals regarding your smile, teeth, and gums. Digital photos and x–rays will be taken of your teeth to identify areas of decay, cracked teeth and malfunctioning restorations. Our goal is to preserve as many of your teeth as possible by catching decay in its earliest stages. We’ll also assess your gums and recommend the appropriate hygiene treatment for you.
YES! Over the years, patients have given us the compliment of referring family and friends to our practice. Our reputation for excellent dental care depends on two things: our good work and your beautiful smile. Your confidence in our care motivates us to continue to strive for excellence.
Thank you for your referrals. Your trust and support are greatly appreciated.
Yes, we do offer monthly payment plans with our financial partner, CareCredit™. We provide a variety of ways for you to pay for your treatment, so that it fits comfortably into your personal or family financial goals. Our team works with you to create the solution that accommodates you, so you can have the beautiful, healthy smile you have always desired.
Dental insurance is designed to assist you in paying for your dentistry. Most procedures are not fully covered by your insurance. Cosmetic dentistry, in particular, is not covered by most dental insurance plans. To help you afford your smile, we do offer a variety of payment options in addition to a monthly payment plan provided by our financial partner, CareCredit™. We also pay special attention to maximizing the benefits that your insurance does provide. Ask your Robinson Dental team how you can comfortably afford your dentistry and maximize your dental insurance benefits.
It is certainly not desirable to have bleeding gums following brushing. However, the condition may or may not require attention, depending on the source of the problem. Bleeding gums can be caused by any of the following: improper, rough ‘scrubbing’ instead of gentle, circular brushing motions; using a hard–bristled toothbrush instead of a soft one; plaque and/or tartar build–up below the gum line; or gum sensitivity due to gingivitis or periodontal disease. If this problem persists despite correct brushing and flossing methods or occurs every time you brush, contact our office to set up an evaluation.
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth—premolars and molars. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids and guarding against disease – causing bacteria.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. However, toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to efficiently extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by "sealing out" plaque and food.
Tooth whitening is one of the simplest forms of cosmetic dentistry available today. Robinson Dental offers two methods, both using the revolutionary ZOOM® treatment. If you would like to obtain up to eight shades of whitening in just one hour, you may elect to undergo this treatment in our Wayland office; or, if you prefer a take–home kit, we offer the new three day ZOOM® ‘Weekender’ kit at both our Coopersville and Wayland offices – using the same patented ingredients, and usually resulting in about a 6 shade improvement.
Remember, it is important that we have a brief consultation prior to your choosing a whitening system, since some people are better candidates than others for the treatment. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brown or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea or smoking, chances are very good that teeth whitening will bring lasting, satisfactory results. However, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from fluorosis or tetracycline use, whitening results may be a bit less dramatic; further, whitening does not lighten resins, silicants, porcelains or other synthetic materials. Ask us how even teeth that may not be whitened with the ZOOM® method can be transformed into beautiful teeth through cosmetic dentistry.