Only the best care is offered at Dr. Kernstock's office because we are committed to giving patients beautiful smiles they can be proud of for years to come. However, we strongly believe that the best foundation for a stunning smile is a healthy mouth, which is why we take general dentistry very seriously. Dr. Kernstock and our knowledgeable staff of dental professionals are dedicated to ensuring that all patients receive the most thorough care available.
The Dental Examination
The first part of a general dental visit may include radiographs which allow Dr. Kernstock to examine the health of your teeth and underlying bone structure. During your examination, one of our dental hygienists will examine each tooth for cavities, plaque and damage. You will also undergo a periodontal examination where your gums will be gently probed to detect any signs of gum disease. The final step of your general dental visit is an oral cancer examination and a head and neck examination, which allows us to detect any potential issues with glands or joints, such as TMJ disorder. After your thorough examination, we will sit down with you to discuss the results of the exam and plan any other necessary repairs or treatments.
Thorough Dental Cleaning
The second part of your bi-annual check-up at Dr. Kernstock's office consists of a complete professional dental cleaning conducted by one of our gentle and caring dental hygienists. While it is recommended for adults to brush their teeth three times a day and floss once daily, the reality is that most people only brush twice daily and floss rarely. Even the most hygiene-dedicated patient who brushes and flosses regularly fails to achieve the same results as that of a professional cleaning by one of our highly trained dental hygienists. For the best dental health and cavity prevention, it is important to
have your teeth professionally cleaned, polished, and treated with
fluoride twice a year.
If you are looking for a compassionate and progressive dentist who delivers exceptional care in the Bay City area, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Kernstock by calling us at (989) 893-4381. Each member of our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our patients are always comfortable and well-informed during their visits with us. We look forward to your call and welcoming you to Dr. Kernstock's dental family.