Preventive Dentistry Primer

Preventive dentistry spares you the pain of tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems. Preventive dentistry saves you potentially thousands of dollars and hours spent in the dentist’s chair for costly and invasive restorations. Preventive dentistry helps keep your natural teeth and gums in excellent condition for life. Want to do the best thing you can for the health of your mouth? Brush ...

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“I’m Doing It for Me” [video]

Christina had braces as a teenager, and her teeth looked great as a result — until she had children, at which point they shifted. After years of having a beautiful smile, she became self-conscious about her pearly whites. She decided to do Invisalign at Callow Family Dentistry, and has been thrilled with the results. “I’m so happy that I did Invisalign. . . . I can just go about my ...

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How to Handle a Dental Emergency [infographic]

Ouch! A dental emergency can send anyone into a panic. While you can’t know when one is on the horizon, you can be prepared. And that gives you the best possible chance for a good outcome. If you live in or around Plymouth, MI, Dr. Douglas A. Callow of Callow Family Dentistry will take care of your dental emergency. He even watches his phone for after-hours calls and will tell you exactly ...

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‘Tis the Season for Good Oral Health

Hooray, it’s the holidays! This festive time of year is filled with activities, gatherings with family and friends, plus lots of great food, of course. When you’re surrounded by so many delicious sweets and treats, how do you ensure your oral health is protected? The good news is that not all holiday foods are bad for your teeth. You can even enjoy the not-so-great stuff in very limited ...

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Brushing for Baby: Oral Hygiene While You’re Pregnant [video]

We treat all ages at Callow Family Dentistry, even young toddlers. But you begin laying the foundation for your baby’s oral health by practicing good oral hygiene while you’re pregnant. Watch this video from the American Dental Association, which offers advice on a condition called pregnancy gingivitis, then call our Plymouth, MI dentist office at 734-404-7336 to book a dental exam and ...

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Should You Get Dental Veneers?

You might be surprised to learn how many cosmetic imperfections we can correct using dental veneers. In our Plymouth, MI dentist office we use them to hide: Chips Small cracks Discoloration Misshapen teeth Gaps in teeth Worn-down teeth Like dental crowns, they can also strengthen teeth. Unlike crowns, though, dental veneers don’t cover your entire tooth. To find out ...

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Do You Have Dental Anxiety?[quiz]

One of the worst things about dental anxiety is how it feeds on itself. A common reaction to dental anxiety is to avoid seeing the dentist for routine dental care. That makes it more likely you’ll develop conditions that are complicated and costly to treat – which just makes you even more anxious. Do you have dental anxiety? Take this quiz and find out. If you do, please call us at ...

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Find Out How Fluoride Fights Cavities [video]

You know fluoride fights cavities, whether it’s in water, toothpaste, or other oral care products. But do you know exactly how it works? Watch this video from the American Dental Association to find out the science behind how fluoride fights cavities. Then ask us about fluoride the next time you visit our Plymouth, MI dentist office. We recommend fluoride applications for children and for ...

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We’ll Help Relieve Dental Anxiety

If you’ve got dental anxiety, you may be embarrassed by it. But you shouldn’t be! Dental anxiety is more common than you may realize. In the 2014 book “Behavioral Dentistry,” Daniel W. McNeil, PhD, a professor of psychology and clinical professor of dental practice and rural health at West Virginia University, wrote that almost half of American adults have at least a moderate level of ...

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