General Dentistry - St. Johns, MI

Comprehensive Dentistry for Whole-Body Health

Dental Care Isn’t Just About Teeth

Your teeth, just like other parts of your body, do not function in isolation. They rely on the support and health of the gums and bone to remain healthy themselves. Similarly, decay and damage to the teeth can have negative consequences to the rest of the mouth and body. In fact, research has shown a link between chronic oral conditions such as gum disease and complications with systemic health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. These are all things our dentist, Dr. Mark Connelly, considers as part of our comprehensive general dentistry services. By looking at your mouth as something that is inherently linked to the health of your entire body, we are better able to diagnose and treat your oral conditions and, therefore, improve your overall health and quality of life.

Comprehensive Care for Long-Term Health

When looking at the health of your mouth, we begin with the foundational structure, inspecting the gum tissue and bone for signs of disease. Where bacteria are present in the mouth, vital structures can be irreversibly damaged without treatment and the bacteria can spread into the bloodstream and through the body. Next, examining the teeth allows us to see decay on and below the surface and check for irregularities in the way your teeth fit together. Malocclusion can have a profound effect on the health and function of the TM joints and can be related to chronic headaches, head and neck pain, and jaw stiffness and pain. Comprehensive evaluation of your mouth means comprehensive diagnosis and accurate treatment of any oral conditions we find. To provide this standard of dental care for our St. Johns, MI patients, our dentist is trained in the full scope of general dentistry services and the prevention of dental disease.

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Preventive Dentistry

Dental services, including hygiene cleanings, oral cancer and disease screenings, digital x-rays, fluoride, and sealants.

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Composite Fillings

Tooth-colored resin used to fill in the space left after cavity treatment to restore proper tooth color and function.

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Inlays and Onlays

Custom-fit, tooth-colored restorations that treat decay and damage to teeth by restoring structure and strength.

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Occlusal Adjustment

Reshaping the surface of teeth to alter how the teeth fit together to improve the bite and function of the muscles and joints.

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Teeth Grinding Treatment

Custom oral appliances that keep teeth from coming into contact and help the jaw realign and muscles relax.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Custom mouthguard that keeps the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep to keep the upper airways open.

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Cold Sore Treatment

Targeting and eliminating bacteria with a dental laser to painlessly reduce symptoms and prevent bacteria from returning.

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Root Canals

Removing disease pulp inside a tooth and replacing it with a hardening material to restore strength and function.

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Removable artificial teeth that can replace the aesthetics and function of one, several, or all teeth in an entire arch.

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Why Choose St. Johns Dental Care?

Dr. Mark Connelly and our team integrate some of the most advanced dental technology with over 30 years of expertise in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. A dentist passionate about learning, Dr. Connelly is at the forefront of many minimally invasive treatments and protocols, including laser therapy  and CEREC, that make receiving our services comfortable and convenient. By modernizing our general dentistry services, we can provide more effective diagnoses, better accuracy in treatment, and highly predictable outcomes. Learn how care from our St. Johns, MI office can improve your oral health and quality of life by making your appointment with our dentist today!

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