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Troy, MI 48085
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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

By Rochester Dental
August 20, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Cosmetic Dentist  

How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Help You

Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, you want it to be bright and healthy-looking. But if you have flaws such as chips, cracks, or stains, this can affect your appearance and your confidence. This is where cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference. Dr. Debra Halsey and Dr. William Carmody are cosmetic dentists at Rochester Dental in Troy. They can help you with a smile makeover that will renew your confidence.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry and How They Help

Troy dental patients can benefit from cosmetic dentistry in the following ways:

  • Eliminate stains and discoloration: Professional teeth whitening is not only safer than using home whitening kits, but it is also much more effective than a DIY method. It is currently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and it can improve the whiteness of your teeth by up to seven shades.
  • Replace missing teeth: Whether you have one or two gaps, or you are missing all your teeth, Dr. Halsey and Dr. Carmody can restore your natural appearance and function of your teeth with a choice of tooth restoration treatments including removable dentures, dental bridges, dental crowns, and dental implants.
  • Correct misshapen teeth: If you have teeth that are worn down, chipped, too small, or twisted, you can have your teeth reshaped using crowns or porcelain veneers.
  • Restore damaged teeth: Teeth that are broken or severely damaged or weakened due to tooth decay, injury, or large fillings can be strengthened using dental crowns. These will add structure and support to your teeth and restore full function.

If you live in Troy and you would like to find out more about cosmetic dentistry treatments, call Rochester Dental at 248-528-0700 to schedule an appointment.

By Rochester Dental
May 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants   Tooth Loss  

Whether tooth loss occurs as a result of an accident, infection, decay or another reason, several unexpected consequences can occur. Fortunately, your Troy, MI, dentists, Drs. Debra Halsey and William Carmody, can help you maintain the appearance and function of your smile with dental implants.

Gaps in your smile may affect your confidence

Looking at your reflection in the mirror for the first time can be a shock after tooth loss. If you don't replace your missing teeth, you may soon find that your changed appearance has begun to affect your self-esteem.

When you don't feel confident about your appearance, it can be difficult to feel comfortable in both social and business situations.

Tooth loss often leads to eating problems

Eating becomes much more difficult if you're missing a molar or incisor. Depending on the function of the lost tooth, it may be hard to tear, grind, or chew food. If you've lost many or all of your teeth, swallowing food whole or adopting a soft diet may seem like the best options.

Unfortunately, it's much harder for stomach acids to break down unchewed food. If you swallow food without chewing, you may be more likely to experience gastrointestinal issues. Soft diets may not include all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Losing a tooth affects your other teeth and your jawbone

Nearby teeth try to fill the gap in your smile after you lose a tooth. As the teeth shift, they may begin to overlap, altering your appearance. The changes may also cause bite problems or make it hard to maneuver dental floss between the overlapping edges of your teeth.

Teeth roots not only hold your teeth firmly in place but also stimulate your jawbone. Without this constant stimulation the bone might begin to weaken and may not be able to adequately support your other teeth.

Dental implants prevent tooth loss consequences

Dental implants improve your appearance, prevent shifting, keep your jawbone strong, and allow you to chew normally. The first step in the dental implant process involves adding titanium posts to small openings made in your jawbone during minor oral surgery.

The posts serve as new tooth roots and bond to your jawbone. Connecting the implants to dental crowns creates brand new teeth that look natural and feel just like the teeth you've lost. Crowns are created from dental impressions taken during one of your implant visits to the Troy dental office. The impressions ensure that the visible parts of your new teeth fit the gaps in your smile perfectly.

Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call your dentists in Troy, MI, Drs. Halsey and Carmody, at (248) 528-0700 to schedule your appointment.

Find out what sets dental implants apart when it comes to tooth replacement options.

Here at the Troy, MI, office of dentists Dr. William Carmody and Dr. Debra Halsey, we offer a complete array of tooth replacement options, including one of today's most popular treatments: dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth.

Here are some of the amazing benefits that dental implants have to offer:

Acts Just Like Real Teeth

One of the biggest reasons people receive dental implants after tooth loss is because they are looking for a restoration that will function and feel like the real thing, and dental implants are truly the next best thing to a real tooth. Not only does the implant itself effectively replace your lost tooth roots, but it also naturally bonds together with bone and tissue, making it a permanent part of your mouth. Once the full implant has been placed, you won’t be able to notice a difference between the artificial tooth and your real one.

Doesn’t Require Special Care

Another benefit to getting dental implants is that this restoration doesn’t require special maintenance and care. While you will want to visit our Troy, MI, family dentists every six months (as per usual) for routine checkups, besides these visits and maintaining good oral hygiene, dental implants don’t need additional attention. Just brush them twice a day and floss them daily like you do the rest of your natural smile.

Preserve the Jawbone

Once the implant is placed, your jawbone will receive the stimulation that it needs but wasn’t receiving during tooth loss. By providing the bone with necessary stimulation, you can prevent severe bone loss and provide your facial structure with the support that it needs.

Lasts a Lifetime

Looking for a tooth that could last you the rest of your life? Since implants fuse together with the bone and tissue in your mouth, it’s not surprising that this restoration is designed to last a very long time. With the proper oral care in place, and by making sure that you continue to see your dentist for routine checkups, it’s common for implants to last for decades on end. Depending on when your implant is placed, you could have it for the rest of your life.

Interested in Treatment? Give Us a Call

Whether you have questions about dental implants from our Troy, MI, dental team or you are ready to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for this tooth replacement option, call us today at (248) 528-0700 to schedule an appointment.

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