When the worst happens, you might not immediately think about how to repair or replace what’s lost. Traumatic injuries and emergencies are frightening, painful, and stressful. It’s no surprise that many people in the midst of these issues don’t think they’ll ever smile again, especially those whose smiles are part of the problem. Following severe facial damage, complete tooth loss, or other serious oral health issues, you may need to consider full-mouth reconstruction. These personalized restorative dentistry plans help patients regain the confidence to share their smiles every day.
August 19, 2017
August 19, 2016
If you could fix your crooked smile without anyone noticing, would you do it? Sure, you would, and you can with clear acrylic aligners from Invisalign. Canton dentist, Dr. J. D. Robison, offers Invisalign as an alternative treatment for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Besides their discreet appearance, Invisalign aligners offer other advantages sure to bring out the smile on your face. (more…)
September 3, 2015
On the surface, orthodontics—or braces as most people call them—are all about having a straighter smile. And while a straight and more attractive smile is an important goal of having braces, it is by no means the only reason. For example, orthodontics may be needed to correct a malocclusion or improper bite that is causing headaches, stress and jaw pain. At Robison Dental Group, Canton dentist Dr. J.D. Robison offers both traditional orthodontics as well as Invisalign® to not only make smiles more attractive, but healthier, too.
June 27, 2015
The orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry fields have come a long way even in the last five years. What was in back in the day is nothing more than a memory today. We’re in the business of straightening teeth and are always keeping our ears and eyes out for the latest techniques and procedures. One of the most advanced orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry treatments available today is the unique Invisalign system. It’s taken the dental industry by storm as more and more people are ditching metal braces and opting for this fantastic treatment. It’s the preferred teeth-straightening procedure for teens and adults, so you know you’re in great company. Deciding whether or not Invisalign is right for you isn’t a quick process, but if you’re eligible for treatment, there are some things you need to know before choosing Invisalign. At Robison Dental Group in Canton, MI, we want you to know ahead of time what treatment will involve, and how best to prepare.
Invisalign – Yay or Nay?
“Is Invisalign right for me?” It’s what countless patients ask themselves. Though it has become one of the most preferred ways to straighten teeth, it isn’t right for everyone. Why? Usually, the main culprit is a patient’s bite. It’s important to note that Invisalign is used for cosmetic purposes. If you have a bite that’s causing problems, Invisalign may not be compatible with your situation. Our cosmetic dentist will know the answer for sure once your mouth is thoroughly inspected.
It isn’t just bite problems that can derail the possibility of receiving Invisalign treatment. A lot of patients discover that there is a lot of upkeep and responsibility falls solely on their shoulders. Yes, it offers many beneficial alternatives over traditional metal braces, but unlike braces, you have the power to straighten whenever you want. How much time you spend receiving treatment is entirely up to you and how closely you’re following your regimen.
Below are some tips to consider before discussing Invisalign treatment with us:
1. Prepare to wear your aligners for a prolonged period of time. You must be able to commit to 22 hours of wear and changing aligners every two weeks.
2. Embrace that strange, straightening feeling. Your teeth are shifting, which is a good thing. You may experience some tooth sensitivity and pain at first, but it should go away after a couple days.
3. Perfect your brushing and flossing regimen. Trays can be a breeding ground for bacteria to grow, so brushing and flossing is vital.
4. Avoid sugary foods and drinks like the plague. We all know the horror sugary treats can cause to your teeth, but if any sugar content is left behind in your trays, it can stain your teeth.
Remember, the pace of your treatment and its success is dependent on you. By being proactive in your treatment, you’ll see results that will leave you breathless.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you think you may need Invisalign, make an appointment with Dr. J.D. Robison. He’s the dentist Canton, MI residents can trust to get their smiles looking radiant. We’re proud to extend service to residents in Westland, Livonia, Plymouth, Salem and beyond. See if Invisalign is right for you!
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.
Call Our Office Today
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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment Today
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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment Today
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.
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.
Schedule an Appointment Today
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.
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.
Are You at Risk for Developing Periodontal Disease?
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)
Periodontal Disease Affects More Than Just Dental Health
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.
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.
What Causes Teeth Staining and Discoloration?
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.