October 7, 2017
2017 may be the year of teeth whitening. Google “DIY teeth whitening,” check out YouTube videos, or just take a walk down the oral hygiene aisle at your local pharmacy. The wide range of teeth whitening options available is astounding. From whitening toothpaste to gel and light acceleration kits for home use, there’s something for everyone. However, the bulk of the store bought and DIY teeth whitening products are minimally effective, but one of the most popular new methods – charcoal whitening – may actually work.
January 23, 2017
Sweaty palms, a pounding heartbeat, a tight throat–do these happen to you before going to the dentist? Drs. Banda, Cheslin, Kane and Hanes, dentists in Bloomfield Hills, offer ways to calm dental phobia, along with sedation dentistry options to relax you so you get the dental care you deserve.
October 22, 2015
Although there will soon be ghosts and goblins aplenty with Halloween around the corner, for some people there is an even scarier prospect—an appointment with the dentist. Every year, millions of otherwise brave Americans delay or even ignore the dental treatment they need because they are genuinely fearful of seeing the dentist. For some, the reason may be an early childhood memory that is unpleasant. For others, the fear may be based in the sights and sounds in a dentist’s office. No matter what keeps you from seeing the dentist as often as you need, Dr. David Banda and his team can calm your nerves with sedation dentistry.
August 4, 2015
The big day is finally here. You’ve been looking forward to this day and dreading it in equal measure. Well, maybe you’ve dreaded it more. Your pulse races, your head spins, “I can’t do this,” you think. You change your mind, you can do it. Just breathe in and out; in and out. Finally, you muster up the courage to leave your house. You’re halfway down the street when you realize you’ve forgotten your wallet. You turn your car around, and head back home. Checking your watch, you decide you’ll never make it in time. With that, you call Dr. David G. Banda’s office and let us know you can’t make it. Sinking into a chair, you feel an overwhelming sense of relief because you don’t have to see the dentist. Then, the sharp pain in your tooth reminds you why you made the appointment in the first place, and you ask to reschedule.
If this sounds like you, you may be one of the nearly 40 million people in the US who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia. At Cranbrook Dental Care, we know how you feel, and strive to put every patient at ease. Our office provides a calming atmosphere, and our attentive staff are always willing to accommodate your concerns. If you still fear coming to see us, we can offer you sedation dentistry. This option allows you to relax while receiving the dental care that you need. Call our Bloomfield Hills, MI practice to schedule an appointment today.
July 23, 2015
If you’re suffering from missing teeth, we feel for you. It isn’t just the discomfort of not having teeth that you have to deal with, it’s your appearance, too. Think about a job interview for just a moment. If an employer is down to two candidates for the same job, whom do you think they’re going to pick? The applicant with a smile that could make Ebenezer Scrooge blush or the applicant with a smile that leaves a lot to be desired? The obvious choice is the first applicant. Your smile says a lot about you, and when you have missing teeth, others could get the wrong impression. We know it’s silly, but it’s the unfortunate truth. Our Bloomfield Hills, MI office is determined to get you the smile you’ve always wanted incorporating dental implants into your treatment. Dr. David Banda and his A-team will make your smile look like a million bucks when you opt for dental implants.
June 26, 2015
A misaligned smile can be detrimental to your confidence, not to mention your oral health. For those of you who never needed straightening treatment, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of you, we have good news. No longer do you have to endure the pain and longevity of traditional metal braces treatment. Introducing Invisalign – the latest and greatest in orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry treatment. You can straighten your teeth under the cloak of disguise with the system’s unique clear aligners. Nobody will ever know you’re receiving treatment unless you point it out. That’s what makes this treatment so beneficial – you can get great looking teeth invisibly! Our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI offers this specialized treatment. Cosmetic dentist, Dr. David Banda, can deliver your ideal smile in approximately six to eighteen months using Invisalign. Now that’s what we call a quick fix!
Invisalign – Tell Me More!
You want straight teeth for a more attractive smile, but you don’t want to sacrifice your image. We understand; especially when it comes to treatment for adults and teens. Nobody wants to walk around with metal inside their mouths. Though traditional braces treatment does deliver results, treatment is lengthier (depending on severity) and sometimes painful. For anyone that has ever worn traditional braces, you know of what we speak.
This is where Invisalign comes in handy. Not only can you get a beautiful smile in roughly six to eighteen months, you will also have some freedom as opposed to metal braces. For example, once braces are placed, they won’t be removed until treatment is completed. Of course, this all depends on several factors, but overall they won’t be removed. With Invisalign, you can remove them anytime you want. Got an important business meeting you’re holding? You can remove them before then replace them afterwards. That’s the beauty of Invisalign – it gives you the power. If you want to be able to enjoy all your favorite foods and straighten your teeth with comfortable plastic aligners, Invisalign is the way to go.
Why Invisalign? Misaligned Teeth Can Cause Problems
Not having straight teeth can be a bummer. Patients with misaligned teeth often shy away from smiling or hide their smiles completely. We don’t want this happening – your smile is something to be proud of, not embarrassed by. Misaligned teeth can come with a number of consequences:
- Stuck Food: When teeth are awkwardly aligned, food gets trapped even further between teeth, therefore making flossing a chore.
- Plaque accumulation: Everyday plaque builds up in your mouth, but improperly aligned teeth often increase the likelihood of plaque assembling in the mouth because the teeth arrangement makes teeth more difficult to clean.
- Improper Speech: Speech difficulties may transpire when teeth are misaligned. The tongue, lips and teeth must work cohesively in order to speak normally.
- Gum disease: Because of plaque accumulation, it can irritate soft and hard tissues, thus compromising the health of your gums and stability of the teeth within the jaw bone.
Call Our Office and Make an Appointment
If you think Invisalign treatment is right for you, give our office in Bloomfield Hills, MI a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Banda. He will inspect your mouth and decide if Invisalign treatment is right for you. If you don’t live in Bloomfield Hills don’t worry! We extend Invisalign service to Troy, Clarkston, Birmingham, Royal Oak and beyond.
April 6, 2015
Does the idea of going to the dentist fill you with fear and send chills down your spine? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. Thousands of Americans feel an overbearing sense of dread when they make a dental appointment. The thought of having strange tools clean their teeth and gums is enough to cause an incredible amount of anxiety and stress. There is a solution for the anxiety and a way to relieve the stress. Cranbrook Dental Care, located in Bloomfield Hills, MI, offers methods of sedation, which provides a comfortable experience for those who usually experience fright.
A Relaxing Experience
Sedation dentistry is the best way to overcome any anxiety experienced during a dental appointment. Dr. Banda, a masterful dentist with years of experience, and his phenomenal team of seasoned experts, want to ensure that every patient, both new and returning, has a comfortable experience. We understand that our tools may seem alien and the procedures can induce stress, but our sedation techniques can remove the fear from the equation. We will simply give you a treatment to either relax your mind and body. In some cases, our sedation can cause patients to sleep, so they wake after the procedure is over. It makes the whole process very straightforward.
Types of Sedation
We offer two types of sedation. Both will alleviate anxiety, but we can apply one or the other, depending on a patient’s preferences. Our sedation types include the following:
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Our doctors can prescribe an anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety, medication. One to two hours before your dental appointment, you will take the pill, so its effects start to take hold before you enter our office. During the procedure, we will also apply nitrous oxide, increasing the effect of the medication. We suggest having someone drive you to and from the appointment if you undergo oral conscious sedation.
- IV Sedation: While this type is usually used for oral surgeries or longer procedures, this type of sedation can alleviate more severe cases of stress and anxiety. We will apply medication via an IV drip, which will cause a state of relaxation, or sleep, within minutes. Again, we suggest having a ride prepared for your appointment.
Receive Magnificent, Comfortable Service
For those who want the best care possible and a relaxing experience, then contact our office today and schedule your appointment with our fantastic team. We happily serve all patients who live in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Troy, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and the entire metropolitan Detroit area.
March 15, 2015
Does tooth loss cause you to hide your smile in public? If so, Dr. Banda has a solution. With new dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you can regain your ability to smile confidently. Strategically placed dental implants can be used to support a permanently cemented single prosthetic, a dental bridge, or an entire denture. Dental implants imitate the natural structure of teeth and more closely resemble real teeth than any other replacement method. If you’re tired of hiding your smile, schedule a personalized dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is a trusted implant specialist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Dental Implants Exactly?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can be surgically anchored into your jaw to permanently secure a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture. Implants are made from biocompatible titanium. There are different types of dental implants. Traditional dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone like your natural tooth roots, and mini dental implants, which are used when the jaw structure is limited and a custom-made metal framework fits directly over the existing bone below the gum line.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Dr. Banda will perform minor surgery to place and anchor the implant into or on your jaw bone. The procedure can be completed in- office with local anesthesia. Once the implant is placed it will remain covered until it can fully fuse with your natural bone. After the implant heals, Dr. Banda will uncover the implant and attach an extension, or abutment post. With some dental implants, the implant and post are actually a single unit placed in the mouth during the initial procedure. In either case, to complete your restoration, Dr. Banda will provide an artificial tooth, or dental crown, to cover the implant post and complete your permanent tooth loss solution.
Why Choose New Dental Implants over Other Tooth Replacement Methods?
Dental implants don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support like dental bridges, and they are more permanent and stable than dentures. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and they are the only tooth replacement solution which can actually preserve your natural bone and youthful facial features.
The dental implants process can take anywhere from a single appointment to several months, depending on the type of implant you need. Don’t put off the reliable tooth replacement solution you need any longer; schedule your dental implants consultation appointment with Dr. Banda at Cranbrook Dental Care today. Dr. Banda is the leading dental implant expert of Bloomfield Hills, and is now delivering quality care daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the neighboring areas.
February 15, 2015
Uncontrollable and disruptive snoring keeping you up at night? If so, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that reduces or pauses breathing as you sleep. Although the severity of sleep apnea can vary from person to person, untreated sleep apnea can cause: high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, daytime sleepiness with difficulty maintaining concentration, and cognitive interference. Tolerating these symptoms can have a devastating effect on your quality of life and productivity. Dr. Banda can provide immediate and non-invasive sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance therapy. Make your sleep apnea consultation appointment with Cranbrook Dental Care today. Cranbrook Dental Care delivers quality family dental care daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea diminishes breath flow and interrupts sleep patterns. There are three types of sleep apnea: central apnea, obstructive apnea, and a mixture of the two. Central sleep apnea is characterized by a central nervous system failure to activate breathing muscles during sleep, whereas obstructive sleep apnea is characterized by airway collapse during sleep.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
- Loud snoring
- Choking or gasping for air
- Insomnia or restlessness
- Daytime fatigue
- Unfulfilling sleep
- Frequent napping
- Irritability and confusion
- Moodiness or depression
- Sexual dysfunction
The most common form of sleep apnea treatment is CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure). CPAP requires an air machine and a mask to be worn during sleep. However, many patients find CPAP treatment to be impractical because of the many possible side effects including: nasal congestion, bloating, dry skin, runny nose, and claustrophobia. That’s why Dr. Banda offers sleep apnea treatment using oral appliance therapy. Oral appliances look similar to athletic mouthguards. They work by gently moving the jaw and tongue forward and the palate up during sleep. This motion prevents the closure of your airway to control your sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliance therapy is the least invasive form of sleep apnea treatment, and is most effective for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Make an appointment with Dr. Banda today to get the custom oral appliance you need to relive your sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. Cranbrook Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout metro Detroit, MI, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and nearby areas.
January 15, 2015
Are you too embarrassed to get the orthodontic treatment you need? Many adults avoid undergoing the orthodontics treatment they need, because they believe such treatments are only for kids and teens. However, there are no age restrictions on a straight and confident smile. You can get the orthodontics treatment you need conveniently, and discretely, with Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign clear braces are made to address the concerns of apprehensive orthodontics patients. With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without having to make any changes to your daily routine or busy lifestyle. Best of all, hardly anyone will notice you’re wearing braces at all. To explore the Invisalign difference for yourself, make an appointment with Dr. Banda today at Cranbrook Dental Care . Dr. Banda is a trusted metro Detroit dentist, proudly serving families throughout Bloomfield Hills, MI, Troy, Clarkston, Royal Oaks, Birmingham, and the surrounding communities.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is compromised of a series of clear plastic aligners (braces) which incrementally reposition your teeth. To get you started with Invisalign, Dr. Banda will take detailed impressions of your teeth and send the information to the Invisalign labs. Invisalign will use this to custom design your aligners, which will be sent to Dr. Banda after a couple of weeks. You will start your treatment with the first set of aligners, exchanging out each set every couple of weeks until your treatment is complete. The number of Invisalign clear aligners you’ll need will depend on the severity of your orthodontic problem. Invisalign clear braces are comfortable because, unlike traditional metal braces, they have no brackets or wires to break off in or poke the inside of your mouth.
Why Is Invisalign Different?
- No Brackets or Wires
- No Painful Adjustments
- Conveniently Removable for Eating, Oral Hygiene, or Important Occasions
- Comfortable Custom Fit
- Short 12 Month Average Treatment Time (for adults)
- Nearly Invisible
- Reliable Results
Don’t let another year go by without getting the orthodontic treatment you need. Not only will Invisalign treatment improve your smile and boost your self-confidence, it will also improve your oral hygiene and keep your mouth healthy as you get older. Make your Invisalign consultation appointment with Dr. Banda today. Cranbrook Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout metro Detroit including: Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Royal Oaks and Birmingham.