Preventative Dentistry

The proactive essentials for your healthy and beautiful smile.

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Stopping oral health problems while caring for your smile.

A man smiling while in a dental chair.

Your ‘regular’ dental appointments are preventative care for your oral health.

KB Dental offers preventative dentistry services to tackle minor issues before they become big problems.

Early detection and intervention make it easier, less time-consuming, and less expensive to maintain your oral health.

To provide you with the best possible care, our team is up-to-date on the latest dental trends and utilizes modern technology. Our office accommodates everyone’s needs by offering financial flexibility.

The extraordinary dental experience we offer makes taking care of your smile feel like a part of your self-care routine.

Our preventative dentistry services include:

We’ll take care of your smile while our comforting amenities care for you.

Our List of Preventative Services

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Hygiene Appointment
A dentist cleaning a patient's teeth

You’ve probably heard you should visit the dentist every six months. Well, there’s an excellent reason for that – it helps your dentist detect small issues before they become bigger (and expensive!) problems. That’s why our Troy dental team performs a comprehensive exam and cleaning to ensure your smile is in tip-top shape.

Your typical hygiene appointment could include:

  • A comprehensive exam (digital x-rays, tooth charting, etc.)
  • A gentle cleaning from your talented dental hygienist
  • Oral cancer screening

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Dental Fillings

When you get a cavity (damage from decay), a filling can bring back your tooth’s normal form and function, stopping the decay from spreading. We offer:

  • Metal fillings
  • Composite (tooth-colored) fillings

Dr. Balutowicz will discuss the pros and cons of which filling material is best for you. You can trust we’ll do everything in our power to make sure your fillings look smooth and natural and last for a long time.

Fillings stops tooth decay from spreading. Here's an image of a dental filling being placed.

Scaling and Root Planing

Do you notice the following symptoms with your gums?

  • Bleeding
  • Redness and puffiness
  • Recession

These could be the early signs of periodontal disease. Here is the difference between healthy gums and unhealthy gums:Scaling and Root Planing is a deep cleaning for your smile to stop gum disease.

Gums are the foundation for healthy teeth and if periodontal disease worsens, it may result to losing teeth. To prevent the disease from worsening, Dr. Balutowicz may recommend scaling and root planing, which is also known as a deep cleaning. Your hygienist will thoroughly and gently clean your teeth and the roots of your teeth to get rid of the plaque and bacteria harming your smile.

Same-Day Emergencies

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Call us right away at 248-879-7240 and our team will do our very best to get you on the same day.

We truly care about our patients and want to do everything possible to get you out of pain so you can walk out of our doors smiling.

Dr. Balutowicz offers same-day emergencies for anyone experiencing a dental emergency
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A mom teaching her kids how to brush their teeth

Sealants are a thin, tooth-colored coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. This creates a protective shield over the enamel, sealing out tooth decay. It is common to get decay and cavities in the back teeth because the grooves of those teeth are difficult to keep clean. Since we approach dentistry with a preventive focus, we can be proactive by placing sealants on those back molars.

We recommend sealants for children, but in some circumstances, we may recommend them for adults as well.

Night Guards
A smiling woman inserting a night guard into her mouth

Are you experiencing the following symptoms?

  • Worn teeth
  • Constant migraines
  • A sore jaw

These could be signs you’re grinding your teeth at night.

Nighttime clenching creates uncomfortable pressure on your smile, which causes it to wear away over time. We can help with custom-made night guards. Customized to the contours of your smile, a night guard will protect your teeth from the nightly grind, preventing the need for extensive work in the future. Talk to us today for more information.

‘‘I have been a customer of KB Dental since they took over from a previous dentist. I've seen both dentists and several hygienists and, to a person, they are kind, warm, caring, gentle, thoughtful, and very smart. It's clear that they strive for the most advanced of dentistry tools and techniques in order to provide the best possible care to their patients, looking at not only what the patients need today but seeking to prevent future issues. I drive at least thirty minutes each way to get there, and it's totally worth it. Thank you, KB Dental!’’

Aaron S., 5-Star Google Review

Are You Ready to Let Us Empower Your Daily Life with a Healthy Smile?

Schedule your preventative dentistry appointment in Troy, MI, today.