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Troy, MI 48085
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Posts for: December, 2020

By Rochester Dental
December 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentist  

When was the last time you saw the dentist for a routine checkup?

You want to do everything possible to keep you and your family’s smiles healthy. Along with proper at-home oral care, it’s also incredibly important that you see our Troy, MI, family dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey for routine exams and cleanings. Wondering just how often your family needs to come into our office in order to keep their smiles healthy? The answer might surprise you.

Twice a Year

Two dental visits a year is the magic number. Everyone, including children, should visit their Troy, MI, family dentist every six months if they want to maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Even if you swear that you are the best brusher and flosser in the Troy area you still need to complement your at-home oral care routine with regular checkups performed by our experienced family dentists and their team.

Dr. Carmody and Dr. Halsey are highly skilled, attentive family dentists that are proud to provide comprehensive dental care to families around the Troy, MI, area. Here at Rochester Dental, we are 100 percent committed to every individual that comes through our doors, whether they are one year old or 100 years old! Dental care starts early, so you should start bringing your child into the office around their first birthday (even sooner if their teeth start to erupt before one year old).

We provide families with everything they need including customized treatment plans that focus on addressing certain issues or risk factors that could predispose you or someone you love to gum disease, tooth loss, and other oral problems. These visits with your family dentist are important as it’s the best way to prevent health problems from occurring.

These six-month checkups include

  • Comprehensive oral health exam
  • Annual x-rays
  • Prophylactic oral cleanings to remove plaque and tartar
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Detecting dental problems early

Are you on the hunt for a caring, friendly family dentist here in Troy, MI, that can care for all of your family member’s smiles? If so, call Rochester Dental at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your next appointment.

By Rochester Dental
December 14, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

A bright, white smile is on everyone's wish list, but for many of us achieving a stunning smile takes a little work. Eating and drinking habits, smoking, age, and oral hygiene can gray or yellow your teeth, but fortunately, you can brighten your grin with these teeth whitening tips from Dr. Debra Halsey of Rochester Smiles in Troy.


Brushing frequently is key to keeping your teeth from becoming stained from food or drink and to prevent yellow plaque and tartar from forming. Make sure to brush thoroughly, and try a toothpaste formulated to whiten teeth to help brighten your teeth.

Teeth Whitening kits

There are many kinds of teeth whitening products available at drugstores, including strips, gels, brush-on liquids, and trays. Depending on the percentage of hydrogen peroxide in the product, you can experience impressive whitening results with consistent usage. Ask your dentist at our Troy office to help you select the formula that will best work for you, especially if you have sensitive teeth.

Dental cleanings

Regular cleanings and exams at our Troy office are essential for keeping your teeth healthy and white. With our professional tools, we can buff away stains and plaque to brighten your teeth and improve your overall oral health.

Lifestyle habits

Your food and beverage choices can impact the whiteness of your smile, with red wine, coffee, and tea among the common culprits for teeth staining. Smoking can cause severe graying that is hard to remove. Quitting smoking improves both the appearance of your teeth and your oral and whole-body health.

In-office whitening

At our Troy office, we offer professional teeth whitening using a higher level of hydrogen peroxide than is available in over-the-counter formulas. A professional whitening treatment offers the most dramatic results, especially for teeth that are severely stained, yellowed, or gray.

A gorgeous smile can be yours with the help of Rochester Dental in Troy. Call us today at 248- 528-0700