May 20, 2015
If you’re fearful of seeing the dentist, then you might be reassured to know that you’re in good company… lots of good company. The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS Education) estimates that some 30 percent of the population is afraid to visit the dentist. As a consequence, they don’t receive the dental care they need, which might be compromising not only their oral health, but their general health, too. There is, however, a good way to overcome this fear. With sedation dentistry, Dr. J. D. Robison at Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, can allay your fears and apprehension, so you can relax and have those dental procedures that may be long overdue.
Regardless of why you’re fearful of the dentist—a bad memory from a childhood visit to the dentist, fear of needles and other sharp objects, the sights, sounds and smell in a dental office—sedation dentistry can help. Dr. Robison uses a form of sedation dentistry called oral sedation.
What is Oral Sedation Dentistry?
With oral sedation dentistry, Dr. Robison prescribes a mild sedative medication for you to take at a designated time prior to your dental appointment. Once you’ve taken this small pill, you’ll shortly begin to feel yourself relax and your worries will melt away. Bear in mind that once you’ve taken the medicine you cannot operate a vehicle. A friend or family member will need to drive you to your appointment and back home again.
Once you arrive at Robison Dental Group, we’ll make sure you’re completely comfortable before we begin any procedure. Depending on the treatment that you’re having, a local anesthetic may be necessary. But by the time you’re settled in the dentist’s chair, you may feel like you’re sleeping and, therefore, have no recollection of any part of your procedure. In reality, you are awake enough to respond to Dr. Robison when he speaks to you during your treatment.
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To learn more about oral sedation dentistry, or to schedule that appointment you’ve been postponing, call Robison Dental Group. We conveniently serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
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April 23, 2015
Everyone at the Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, is committed to comprehensive oral health care for you and your entire family. But more than that, Dr. J.D. Robison and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants want to be your partners in helping you achieve your smile goals. Therefore, the general family dentistry that we offer includes all of the components needed to care for your teeth and improve your smile.
First and foremost, we want you to enjoy a lifetime of quality oral health. Therefore, Dr. Robison recommends scheduling dental checkups at least every six months. At these checkups, we’ll clean your teeth and remove plaque, check for signs of gum disease or tooth decay, conduct a thorough oral cancer screening, and take digital x-rays when necessary. By seeing you twice each year, we can more accurately monitor your oral health and notice any changes that may point to a problem. Naturally, if there is a problem, then Dr. Robison will want to treat as quickly as possible in order to avoid complications that could become painful and expensive.
For the youngest citizens in Canton, Dr. Robison offers the same quality care, but with a healthy dose of added comfort and fun. We understand that the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office may be frightening for young children. That’s why we do our best to make their experience pleasant. As they grow and mature, Dr. Robison will likely want to bolster their ability to fight cavities with fluoride treatments and dental sealants. We know that if we can help your children establish good oral healthcare habits when they are young, then they stand a much better chance of enjoying a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles.
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If you’d like to know more about how general family dentistry at Robison Dental Group can help you and your family, then call us today. We conveniently serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
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March 20, 2015
All is quiet. The house is dark. Everyone is asleep. Everyone, that is, except you, because the person next to you is snoring to beat the band! Did you know that snoring may be a sign of a much more serious condition called sleep apnea? For the sake of your loved one’s health—and so you can get some sleep at night—come to the Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, for sleep apnea and snoring therapy.
Sleep apnea is literally the cessation of breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of the condition. In this case, soft tissue in the throat and neck, including your tongue, relax during sleep and tend to fall back and block the airway. Consequently, there is loud snoring. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Morning headaches
- Waking up with a dry mouth or sore throat
- Frequent trips to the bathroom during the night
- Daytime sleepiness and difficulty concentrating
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Dr. J.D. Robison and his staff at Robison Dental Group can diagnose and treat sleep apnea, so you’ll once again be sleeping peacefully at night and avoiding a number of potentially serious health consequences ranging from high blood pressure and stroke to diabetes and depression. We will prescribe a custom-fitted intraoral appliance to wear at night. The appliance repositions your jaw in order to keep your airway open while you sleep. This appliance is simple-to-use, is easy to travel with and is a non-surgical, quiet treatment option that is proven successful for mild to moderate snoring and sleep apnea or for patients who do not tolerate CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure machine.
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If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea and snoring therapy, call the Robison Dental Group. We proudly serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
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February 20, 2015
Having one or more missing teeth is no picnic. Even one missing tooth can make eating and speaking difficult. And then there’s the self-conscious feeling of knowing that when you smile, people might focus on your missing tooth. These troubles can be eliminated with dental implants. Dr. J.D. Robison at Robinson Dental Group has used dental implants to the restore the smiles of many people in and around Canton, MI, and he can do the same for you!
Although you have other choices when it comes to tooth restoration—crown and bridgework, partial and full dentures—the most lifelike among them is a dental implant. The reason is a dental implant replaces not only the crown of the tooth—the portion that’s visible—but also the tooth’s root. As such, an implant affords greater stability as well as the advantage of maintaining jawbone structure, because the implant averts bone deterioration.
What’s involved in the Dental Implant Procedure?
If we determine that a dental implant is the best option for you, then the first step is minor surgery during which Dr. Robison implants a titanium post in the bone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. If your dental implant will be used to secure a partial or full denture, then he will strategically place more than one implant along your arch. As you heal, the post or posts and your jawbone will fuse together in a process called osseointegration. During this time, Dr. Robison will likely protect the implant with a temporary crown.
Once you have completely healed, you’ll return to our office to have your permanent, custom-crafted porcelain crown affixed to the implant. The result is a solid tooth restoration that looks a functions like a real tooth.
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If you would like to consult with Dr. Robison to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, then call Robison Dental Group. We proudly serve patients in Canton, MI, as well as the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, and Plymouth and beyond.
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January 22, 2015
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss; however, the damage doesn’t stop at the mouth. The link between gum health and overall health is well established. That’s why it’s so important to address periodontal disease symptoms, like swollen or bleeding gums, as soon as possible. If your gums are red, puffy, sore, or bleeding, you should make an immediate periodontal therapy appointment with Dr. Robison today. Robison Dental Group delivers quality care daily throughout Canton, MI, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth, and the surrounding communities.
Periodontal disease stems from the accumulation of plaque and bacteria at the gum line. However, you may be at elevated risk for developing the condition because of:
- Tobacco use
- Hormonal changes (in women)
- Other illnesses and their treatments that affect gum health
- Taking certain medications that reduce saliva flow
- Genetic susceptibility (periodontal disease can run in families)
Researchers have discovered that patients with periodontal disease are actually more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Pregnant women with periodontal disease are also more likely to deliver preterm or low birth weight babies. Others studies have found that the presence of periodontal disease actually raises the risk for developing dementia (Alzheimer’s disease) later in life.
Canton Periodontal Therapy Appointments
Untreated periodontal disease can cause significant damage beyond your teeth and gums. Although research has identified several links between periodontal disease and other health problems, it has yet to establish a clear cause and effect. Nevertheless, the list of associated health problems continues to grow. Don’t ignore your periodontal disease symptoms. Make an appointment with Dr. Robison today for the comprehensive periodontal therapy you need to protect your dental and overall health. Robison Dental Group proudly serves families daily throughout Canton, MI, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth, and the neighboring areas.
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December 22, 2014
Do you struggle with stained or discolored tooth enamel? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans seek out ways to achieve a brighter, whiter smile each year. A bright white smile can be an instant boost in self-confidence and make you look and feel younger. If you’re thinking about your teeth whitening options, you may be confused by the many treatments available. But before you make any decisions, you should make an appointment with Robison Dental Group for a teeth whitening consultation. Dr. Robison is an experienced cosmetic dentist. He can save you the time, money, and frustration of choosing a teeth whitening treatment that fails to work on your teeth. Robison Dental Group renews smiles daily for patients throughout Canton, MI, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth, and the surrounding communities.
Tooth discoloration and staining can begin at any age, and can be caused by a number of different factors including:
- Genetic defect
- Congenital diseases
- Environmental factors
- Metabolic diseases
- Prescription drugs and medications
- The antibiotic tetracycline
- Eating or drinking acidic items including tea, coffee, soda, or wine
- High fever at an age when teeth are forming
- Poor oral hygiene habits
- Neonatal jaundice
- Fluorosis (over use of fluoride)
Why Choose Teeth Whitening from Robison Dental?
Teeth whitening, by definition, is a process through which teeth appear whiter. Although this is a simple definition, the actual teeth whitening process is not so simple. Most teeth whitening products fall into one of two categories; bleaching products which contain peroxides that actually remove deep staining and change the color of the enamel, and non-bleaching whitening products which contain mild abrasives that remove surface stains only. Teeth whitening toothpastes fall into the latter category, and cannot effectively whiten discolored enamel. Most over- the-counter teeth whitening products do contain bleaching agents; however, they are heavily diluted. Therefore it can take several weeks of daily use before you will be able to seen any significant change in the color of your teeth. Your best option is to make a teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Robison. Dr. Robison offers fast and professional in-office teeth whitening, and easy to use take-home teeth whitening with custom fitted whitening trays. Either option will get your teeth several shades whiter in a fraction of the time it would take with any DIY product. In addition, Dr. Robison can ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy and are not irritated by your whitening treatment.
No matter the cause of your tooth discoloration, teaming up with Dr. Robison is the most reliable option for getting the teeth whitening results you want. Dr. Robison will ensure that you understand how the teeth whitening process actually works, and fully treat any sensitivity issues that may arise. Make your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Robison today. Robison Dental Group proudly serves patients of all ages throughout Canton, MI, Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth, and nearby areas.
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November 15, 2014
Sometimes, when a parent takes a child to the orthodontist for braces, they see those young teeth becoming straighter and they think, “How about me?” But then they might think, “I don’t need a mouth full of metal at my age.” At Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, your child can have traditional orthodontics to straighten their teeth, while you have Invisalign® clear braces for yours. The best of both worlds are available in one convenient location with Dr. J.D. Robison.
Braces, of course, are designed to straighten crooked or crowded teeth, an incorrect bite and jaw problems. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are secured to the teeth with special dental cement and then connected with a wire. This wire is held in place with bands that now come in a rainbow of colors. So, for younger patients, braces can be a chance to show school spirit or just have fun with color. These braces require scheduled appointments for tightening and changing the wire in order to control the pressure, which moves the teeth into place.
For adults, Invisalign clear braces—as the name implies—straighten teeth almost invisibly. So, if the concern is that having braces might compromise your social or professional life, then Invisalign can allay those concerns. These braces straighten teeth with clear BPA-free plastic aligners. You’ll wear each set of aligners for your upper and lower arches for about two weeks and then move on to the next set. As you progress, you’ll begin to see your teeth gradually straighten. Most patients can complete their treatment with Invisalign in about one year.
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So, if your child needs braces and you want to finally straighten your own teeth, schedule an orthodontics appointment for both of you at Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI. Our office also conveniently serves patients from Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
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October 15, 2014
What you choose to eat and drink everyday has a significant effect on the health of your teeth and gums. Even with a proper dental care routine, consuming excessive amounts of foods that are bad for your teeth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Make an appointment with Dr. Robison today to maintain your good dental health. Robison Dental Group proudly serves patients throughout Canton, MI and the nearby communities of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland and Plymouth.
Dental Health Boosters
- Calcium Rich Foods– Consuming at least 1000mg daily of high calcium foods like milk, cheese, yogurt, fish, kale and broccoli can help you maintain strong teeth and jaw bone.
- Vitamin C Rich Foods– Eating one piece of citrus fruit daily like oranges, grapefruits, tangerines or kiwi can help to protect you from developing gingivitis as the vitamin C in these fruits helps the body repair tissues and fight off infection.
- Tea and Tap Water– While drinking too much tea may stain your teeth, studies have shown that chemicals in black tea can reduce the growth of cavity-causing bacteria in dental plaque. Tap water contains fluoride, the same ingredient we use in our toothpastes to prevent tooth decay.
Dental Health Attackers
- Dried Fruits- They are both full of sugar and sticky. Unlike regular fruits, they don’t help you produce the amount of saliva needed to wash the sugar away from your teeth. They can also get stuck in hard to clean areas of your mouth which promotes bacteria growth and in turn, tooth decay.
- Sugary Drinks- This includes sodas, diet sodas, juices and sports drinks like Gatorade. Consuming these drinks bathes your teeth in acid that wears away the enamel. Consider cutting back on these drinks or at least using a straw to reduce the amount of acid hitting your teeth.
- Alcohol and Coffee- Excessive amounts of alcohol can decrease the natural amount of saliva in your mouth which promotes bacteria growth. Alcohol can also irritate your gum tissues. Coffee can make your teeth sticky, allowing plaque to build up and making them harder to keep clean.
Dental Health Solutions in Canton, MI
Moderation is the key to developing dietary habits that protect your dental health. You can be proactive with your dental care by consciously incorporating foods that promote healthy teeth and gums and cutting back on those that don’t. If you are concerned about how your diet is affecting your dental health, make an appointment with Dr. Robison today to discuss your concerns. Robison Dental Group proudly serves patients throughout Canton, MI and the nearby communities of Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland and Plymouth.
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September 15, 2014
If you are suffering from headaches or chronic migraines, a disorder of the jaw joint, or the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), may be the culprit. Dr. Robison offers comprehensive treatment and prevention therapy of TMJ disorders. He can evaluate your symptoms to determine if they are caused by a TMJ disorder. But what exactly causes a TMJ disorder in the first place?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Explained
Imagine the skull as two separate bone parts joined together by a network of joints and muscles. The lower part, or jaw, hinges upon the upper part of the skull through the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). When you open and close your mouth, the jaw bone rotates in its socket as your teeth part and then come back together. It’s at this point that things can go wrong.
When you bite down, your teeth are supposed to come into contact at the same time. However, for some people, their back teeth might come together before their front teeth. To avoid the pain that occurs when a bite is uneven, the brain and jaw muscles compensate. The jaw bone is pulled out of its socket to ensure that your teeth come together evenly. While you’re sleeping, this compensation causes clenching and grinding, and your jawbone stays out of its socket all night. These muscles eventually fatigue and your TMJ deteriorates leading to spasms and inflammation. You might also experience clicking and popping sounds and chronic aches and pains in the head, face and neck.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Early detection can prevent joint deterioration and get rid of the pain and discomfort it causes. Your dentist can customize a special orthotic plate for you to wear a night, which can stabilize the jaw joint relationship, alleviating the symptoms of TMJ disorder and preventing any further deterioration. If you suspect that your headaches and jaw discomfort symptoms could be caused by a TMJ disorder, contact Dr. Robison today to schedule a TMJ disorder consultation. Dr. Robinson proudly serves patients throughout Canton, MI community, including Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth and the surrounding areas.
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August 15, 2014
Having a smile you feel as though you are merely settling for can be very detrimental to your self-esteem. Because many people think of a smile as a first impression, but being able to feel confident in your smile and in the way you look can affect the way you view yourself as well as the way you interact with the people around you. Whether your teeth are gapped, misaligned, stained, or chipped, it can be difficult being as outgoing as you would like, and you may feel as though there is nothing you can do in order to rectify your smile. Fortunately, Dr. J.D. Robison is able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering porcelain veneers at his Canton, MI dental office.
One of the reasons why many patients choose porcelain veneers is because they are able to cover up many blemishes in your smile. Being able to cover up years of wear and tear on your smile, porcelain veneers are an excellent way to achieve the smile you have always wanted.
The first step to your porcelain veneers is a consultation with Dr. Robison. There, he will be able to assess your smile in its current state, discuss your smile goals, and go over how you will want your new smile to look. You will also have that time to bring up any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, allowing you to be as knowledgeable and comfortable throughout this entire process as possible. Dr. Robison will make impressions of your smile, and send them to a dental lab to have your veneers made. With this, we are able to keep your facial features in mind, making sure your smile transformation is as natural-looking as possible. Your natural tooth is prepared by removing a small bit of enamel, ensuring space in your mouth for your new smile. When your veneers are ready, they will be placed and made permanent with dental resin cement. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a gorgeous smile that everyone will envy! If you would like Dr. Robison’s help rejuvenating your smile using porcelain veneers, contact our office today!
Are you ready to make an appointment? Call Robison Dental Group today to schedule an appointment with Dr. J.D. Robison. We are able to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs. During your visit, he will complete an oral exam, review your medical history, and talk to you about the results you would like to see. Robison Dental Group is proud to serve patients in the Canton, MI community, including Ann Arbor, Northville, Westland, Plymouth, and the surrounding areas.
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