Preventative Dentistry- OmniSmiles Dental - Mount Morris, MI 48458

Preventative Dentistry


Profession Teeth Cleanings

Did you know that your mouth is always creating a “biofilm” over your teeth? Almost immediately after you get your teeth cleaned, your teeth develop this biofilm, and that attracts plaque left behind from your meals throughout the day. That is why it is so important to floss every day and to brush twice a day! Even with all the love and attention you’re able to show your teeth, they will eventually need professional cleaning. Following your cleaning, Dr. Haddad will perform a thorough examination of your mouth. We, at OmniSmiles, understand that life gets busy and sometimes we forget to stay on top of our routines. Our number one rule is to never judge. We appreciate you being here and we promise to show the compassion and understanding you deserve to best address your treatment needs.

Types of Cleanings

  • Preventative/Maintenance
    • Also known as regular cleanings. This is where our skilled hygienist will be able to gently remove plaque and tartar, without too much scraping beneath your gum tissues.
  • Debridement
    • The disruption of accumulated hardened plaque, also known as calculus. A debridement is deemed necessary if a patient has not been receiving profession cleanings regularly. This is not a complete cleaning. A debridement should be thought of as a rough draft. It’s an introductory visit which requires a follow up to assess how the gum tissues have responded to the treatment.
  • Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing
    • Also known as a deep cleaning and S/RP. Periodontal scaling and root planing is needed when there is active disease, known as periodontitis, in the gum and bone. Symptoms of periodontitis include, bleeding gums, puffy gums, receding gums, chronic bad bath, loose teeth, and deep pockets. The deep cleaning treatment requires multiple different appointments. The objective of S/RP is to stop the bone loss by restore health in the gum tissues. Once treatment has been rendered, the patient should return for more frequent follow-ups to ensure the disease has not returned.

Comprehensive Exams & Periodic Oral Exams

A comprehensive exam is done for every new patient. It is how Dr. Haddad is able to collect and gather the appropriate data so he can provide the best, most specific treatment to each of his patients. A periodic oral exam is also recommended at least once a year to help identify any markers that may cause problems in the future. Dr. Haddad focuses on communication because he wants his patients to be involved and educated in the exam process, so they know what is needed and why. Here is what Dr. Haddad includes for each of his exams:

  • Use of digital X-rays to detect for cavities
  • TMJ evaluation
  • Assessment of jaw muscles
  • Identifying your specific bite and jaw relation
    • Inspect for signs and symptoms of clenching or grinding
  • Tooth by tooth examination
    • identifying existing fillings
    • identifying any broken or cracked teeth
    • identifying any cavities undetected by x-rays
  • Soft tissue examination
  • Oral cancer screening exam

Sealants

Sealants, also known as “rain coats” to the children, are a preventative approach to protecting newly erupted adult teeth in children. Some patients naturally have deep grooves and pits associated with their adult molars. For some patients, these pits and grooves are so deep that even the bristles on a toothbrush can’t get down far enough to keep these crevices clean. When these patients are identified during their dental exams, sealants are recommended. The process requires no drilling of teeth, so it is absolutely painless. As time passes, some patients show more wear and tear on their sealants. These patients may need have them replaced in their early teenage years. Sealants are an effective approach to help prevent your child from getting cavities on their molars.


Night Guards

Grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw can produce undesirable effects. Grinding and clenching is sometimes very evident among patients, and other times it goes undetected.

Signs and symptoms include: headaches, jaw pain, tooth pain, vertigo, ear aches, and flattening of teeth.

Reasons for clenching and grinding include, but are not limited too: misaligned bites, missing teeth, stress and worry.

Treatment approaches range from conservative to aggressive. Night guards are a very passive approach that may eliminate most of your symptoms and protect your teeth for years to come.


Oral Cancer Screening

Malignant forms of oral cancer are some of the most aggressive types of cancer out there. OmniSmiles performs an oral cancer screening exam at every cleaning appointment. Dr. Haddad has been trained to identify common signs of oral cancer. The screening is offered at no charge and it doesn’t take up too much of your time.

Common identifiable signs include:

  • Red or white spots
  • Unusual sores
  • Abnormal growths or masses
  • Thick and hard tissues.

Flouride Treatment

Fluoride is an element found in the enamel of each of your teeth and it is responsible to keep the enamel hard and strong to fight against cavities and erosion. It also helps prevent sensitivity by making it more difficult for the cold to penetrate your enamel.

Public water has been fluoridated for years now, however well water and bottle water have not been fluoridated. You could be in need of in-office fluoride treatments. OmniSmiles can examine your teeth to see if Fluoride can help your teeth.



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Dr. Travis Haddad

8326 North Saginaw Road
Mount Morris, MI 48458

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(810) 687-5130

Hours

Mon: 10-7
Tue: 8:30-4:30
Wed: 7-2
Thur: 9-6
Friday 9-1
3rd Saturday of every month: 8:30 - 1:30

Location

8326 North Saginaw Road
Mount Morris, MI 48458

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Sarah Nieto
Sarah Nieto
15:46 16 Nov 19
Best office! The girls In the office are so nice and Dr. Travis is so welcoming! I would recommend to anyone.
Tracey Pollock
Tracey Pollock
23:54 04 Nov 19
I went here because of a flier I received in the mail. I have been looking for a new dentist since mine retired over 3 years ago. I want to say how impressed I am with the staff and Dr. Very friendly, easy to get an appointment. I was able to print the patient information things at home and bring them with me when I went in. Dr. Travis Haddad introduced himself and checked on all my problem teeth. My hygienist, Madison, did a great job with the cleaning and made sure I was comfortable with everything she did. I will be making OmniSmiles my go to dentist office. I recommend trying them out for yourself.
norton stadler
norton stadler
15:31 16 Oct 19
Hi I'm Phyllis S. OmniSmiles is a definate 5 star office. The staff was kind, friendly and greeted me with a smile. The hygienist was gentle, on time, kind and friendly. Dr. Haddad is great, he gave me a thorough exam after my cleaning unlike any I ever had. He's a very compassionate, kind man. I highly recommend OmniSmiles dentistry.
Wayne Alger
Wayne Alger
14:46 07 Oct 19
Dental services are better than expected from other dentist experience in past. Very gentile and the partial matches perfectly with other teeth. The office staff are all very professional and always remind me of my appointments to keep me on schedule.
Dawn Rozdoske
Dawn Rozdoske
02:18 28 Sep 19
Simply AMAZING! Dr Travis and Vicky took great care of me from the moment I sat in the chair! Vicky and her bubbly personality, put my nerves at ease. Dr. Travis was FABULOUS!! I walked into the office in pain, Dr Travis explained the options to me and made sure I was completely comfortable before starting my procedure. He was extremely gentle and sang every song that came on the radio! Dr Travis called the day after my procedure to check on me and left his cell phone number if I was having any trouble. I have never been treated so well at a dentist office! I am so glad I found this office!
Garrett Dunn
Garrett Dunn
13:33 19 Sep 19
Dr Haddad and his staff made me feel very comfortable with the procedures needed. They’re a great team and it was worth going out of my way. Thanks.
Amanda Ford
Amanda Ford
14:38 30 Aug 19
The staff is very friendly and caring. The doctor is by far the best doctor ive had the pleasure of meeting and consulting with. I went in with tooth pain and they took care of it right away. The doctor explained step by step what was going to happen and i even got a safe signal if it became to much for me and they would stop and give me time. Such a wonderful experience...yes!! At the dentist. A man of his word he called personally the next day for an over the phone follow up! Exceptional service! So glad they are here.
Char Y
Char Y
15:42 19 Aug 19
First time I have been to the dentist in a long while, they were very welcoming ! Didnt scold me for not coming, just treated me like I have been a life long patient! Very friendly staff, Doctor was very friendly, engaging. Great experience! I will be back!
Deborah Fralick
Deborah Fralick
00:17 24 Jul 19
I can't explain how great my experience was with this special group of people. I am the biggest chicken in the world. From the time I met Dr Travis I felt more comfortable than I ever have. The entire staff is so patient and kind and moved at my speed. He took time with me and gave me all kinds of encouragement. I had dental work done without anything medication for anxiety. I trust him. I feel very blessed to have found such a great dental office.Thank You!
kelly Jackson
kelly Jackson
20:19 18 Jul 19
This is the best dental office I've ever been to!! All of the staff are very friendly and made me comfortable. Dr. Haddad is a great dentist. He is very thorough, kind, and compassionate. I'm so happy he opened this practice in Mount Morris 😁
kelly Jackson
kelly Jackson
20:19 18 Jul 19
This is the best dental office I've ever been to!! All of the staff are very friendly and made me comfortable. Dr. Haddad is a great dentist. He is very thorough, kind, and compassionate. I'm so happy he opened this practice in Mount Morris 😁
Linda Reed
Linda Reed
14:16 16 Jul 19
Best dentist I've ever been to! The staff are wonderful and put you at ease right away. Everything was explained step by step. I am no longer afraid of the dentist! Dr. Haddad is amazing! And he's easy on the eyes too! 😀