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URGENT MESSAGE TO PATIENTS: We have been following the news and information coming out about the novel virus COVID-19. After taking the last few days to assess the situation, we have decided to close for non-emergency appointments for the next two weeks. For the safety of our staff, patients, and also to help prevent the spread of this virus and keep our entire community healthy and safe, we feel this is the right thing to do. Due to the nature of our work, it is in everyone's best interest to do our part and make this hard decision so that we can help slow the transmission of this virus and flatten the curve. We are in a position to stop the critical spread before the government has made this decision for us because we believe it is our responsiblity to everyone in the community. We understand this a major inconvenience and will work to get you rescheduled as soon as possible. If you are having a toothache or emergency, please call our office and as long as you are healthy and showing no symptoms, we will see you on an emergency basis. If you have any of the symptoms (fever, runny nose, cough, sneezing), or if you have been around anyone who has any of those symptoms, we will have to refer you to the local emergency room so they can take strong cautions to protect you from spreading the virus, while also treating your pain. We also believe that the masks and gloves that we would be using in our office for healthy patients receiving routine cleanings is irresponsible and should be donated to ER facilities so that they can you use them to fight this virus. We will be working hard to contact all patients currently in the schedule through March 26th. If you receive any e-mail or text reminders during that time for appointments, please know that was an accident. Please be patient with us as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Dental Exams
Ann Arbor, MI



Think hard: when was the last time you had a dental exam? If it has been longer than six months, then, unfortunately, it has been far too long between visits to our office. We here at Greashaber Dentistry strongly recommend that all of our patients see us every six months of a dental exam. Not only can routine dental exams help keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, but they can also help catch any potential problems with your teeth or oral health before they get worse.

Why You Need Regular Dental Exams


One of the first things that we will do when we have you in our exam chair asks you if you have any areas of concern that brought you to see us. However, even if you do not have any immediate concerns (such as tooth pain), we will still carefully assess the inside of your mouth to determine if there are any health issues that need addressing. Certain oral health issues may appear asymptomatic for a long time, but they can still be quite harmful.

During your exam, we will thoroughly check not only your teeth, but also your gums, your tongue, the back of your mouth, and even the roof of your mouth. We will look for any indications that you may have tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer (which is extremely difficult to spot on your own). This portion of your exam could save your life.

What Will Happen During Your Exam?


After your initial assessment, the next thing we may do is take X-rays of your mouth. These will give us a better idea of your current oral health and let us know if you have any issues with your teeth or dental alignment. We typically will take X-rays of your bitewings, but we may also look at other areas of your mouth, too. Generally, we like to take X-rays every two years, but we may recommend them more frequently if there is something that needs closer examination. Please be assured that dental X-rays are completely safe and emit a very low dose of radiation (less than you would get from a short, 2-hour airplane flight).

After X-rays, we will then proceed with cleaning your teeth for you. This portion of your exam is called scaling. When we scale your teeth, we will remove all hardened buildup (tartar) from them. We will also floss your teeth for you. If your gums bleed during the flossing, do not be alarmed. That simply means that you may need to floss more often! We will also polish your teeth for you using a special type of gritty toothpaste.

Finally, we will consult with you about any findings we encountered during your exam. For instance, if we observed any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we will recommend a treatment plan for you. If you have any dental concerns, we will advise that you schedule another appointment with us so we can help you treat these issues. These treatment plans may include a filling or scaling and root planing (also known as a “deep cleaning”), depending on the type of issue we noticed during your exam with us.

Regular dental exams are extremely important to help you maintain a mouth that is healthy and free from disease, infection, and serious health concerns like cancer. To learn more about dental exams, or if it has been longer than six months since your last appointment with us, and you are ready to schedule an exam with us here at Greashaber Dentistry, please give us a call today at (734) 662-1113!
Office Hours

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Our Location
1119 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3811



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