Preventive Dental Care Bay City MI

Establishing a routine oral healthcare plan is the best way to avoid any dental issues. For most people, this includes biannual visits to the dentist for professional cleanings, x-rays, and other preventative maintenance procedures. Dr. Mahnke is a family dentist in Bay City, MI offering preventative care, as well as a wide range of general dentistry services to restore and maintain optimal oral health for our patients.

What To Expect

Dr. Mahnke’s examinations are complete and comprehensive; they go beyond a visual inspection of the teeth, to include a physical examination of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You will spend one-on-one time with the dentist to discuss your concerns and goals. Together, you will decide on a treatment plan that will help you achieve the best possible results.

Our examination includes:

  • Diagnostic x-rays
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal screening (for gum disease)
  • Dental caries (cavities) screening
  • examination of temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw position

Patients with complex needs will need additional data Including:

  • Digital bite analysis
  • Digital imaging for analysis, diagnosis, and treatment planning
  • 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment planning

Early Detection Through Routine Visits

Routine dental examinations and teeth cleanings allow our dentist to identify problems in the earliest stages and recommend the most conservative treatment options. Routine dental care is also an important part of post treatment care to ensure that your dental restorations continue to look and function their best.

We are among an elite group of dentists in Bay City, MI using advanced technology to screen for advanced dental problems. Using tools like digital x-rays, Spectra cavity detection and the T-Scan, we can identify signs of tooth decay, gum disease and TMJ dysfunction that go missed during a visual exam.

Gum Disease

It is estimated that 75% of the adult population experiences some stage of gum disease. This condition is highly preventable and treatable with routine visits to the dentist. For patients who exhibit early signs or symptoms of gum disease, the dentist may perform intensive cleaning procedures to remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gum.

Tooth Decay

Dr. Mahnke uses new technologies such as digital x-rays and Spectra intraoral camera to detect early signs of cavities and tooth decay. Dr. Mahnke may prevent cavities using dental sealants. Teeth that have already been affected by tooth decay can be treated through a range of procedures including dental fillings, dental crowns or when needed, root canal therapy.

Schedule an Appointment

Want to find a dentist in Bay City, MI to solve your complex dental problems, or just need a regular check up? Dr. Daryle Mahnke may be the perfect fit for your family’s needs. Call us at 989.272.2478 or request an appointment online.