At Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Sheryl Jenicke is dedicated to outstanding patient care. When patients visit her office, she wants them to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
Creating this friendly space allows patients to communicate their oral health problems and cosmetic goals.
This patient-focused approach not only ensures patient comfort but also helps patients get the right treatment for their specific needs.
Here, you can learn more about routine dental check-ups, read answers to commonly asked questions from new patients, and discover new patient information from our Cadillac, MI office.
Statement of Intention
Our mission is to provide our patients with:
- Quality Dentistry
- Patient-Centered Care
- Healthy Smile Foundations
- Team Focused Practice
- Community Driven Service
- Mutual Respect
What Happens During Routine Dental Visits?
We provide these services for our patients during regular dental appointments:
We will also take X-rays to find dental problems that we cannot see during a visual examination. For example, cavities and bone loss due to gum disease appear as darker areas because of more X-ray penetration.
While we will not take X-rays at every visit, we will take them as needed. This schedule depends on your age, risk for disease, and current signs and symptoms.
Recent films may be needed to detect new cavities, determine the status of gum disease, or evaluate new growth and development.
During routine dental cleanings, our hygienists use stainless steel dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. Plaque is a bacterial film that builds on the teeth and gums.
Over time, plaque can turn into tartar. Tartar, also known as calculus, is hardened plaque that can appear as brown or yellow deposits between teeth.
After removing bacteria from the smile, our hygienists brush the teeth and gums with toothpaste, floss between teeth, and rinse the mouth.
After a dental cleaning, Dr. Jenicke will examine the teeth, gums, and soft palette. She will also review x-rays and recommend dental work as needed.
You can also ask her any questions about recommended treatment; Dr. Jenicke is always happy to help patients learn about their dental health.
Follow these links to learn about our team and access resources on our website:
New Dental Patient FAQs
If you are a new patient to our practice, we welcome you to read answers to these commonly asked questions:
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry accepts new patients. Schedule your next dental visit online or call our office.
Does your dental office treat children?
Yes, we see both children and adults. Dental care for children can help prevent decay and tooth cavities, which are common among children because
How often should I visit for a dental check-up?
We recommend that patients visit for a dental cleaning and x-rays every six months. If you have chronic dental problems like recurring gum disease, we will recommend a more frequent schedule. We will recommend a schedule that reflects your specific needs.
How can I treat my dental anxiety?
If you feel anxious about visiting the dentist, you’re not alone. We know that many patients feel anxious at the dentist, and we want to help our patients feel comfortable when they visit.
Our team can accommodate patients and encourages patients to bring objects or family members to help alleviate their anxiety.
Listening to music during treatment or having a family member in the room with you can make the dentist more enjoyable.
Schedule A Dental Appointment
Contact Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry for patient-focused care today at 231-389-6388. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Jenicke on our website.
Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry is proud to serve patients from Lake City, Marion Evart, and Manton, MI. We serve the greater Cadillac/Northern Michigan region.