Dentistry for Women

Dental care while planning pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy? Now is the perfect time to seek preventative care and assess if you need any dental procedures. Certain dental procedures and anesthetic options may pose a risk during pregnancy, so many women choose to seek a check-up while planning a pregnancy. 

Gum disease poses unique risks during pregnancy. Many women may not realize they have gum disease until it has reached an advanced stage. Gum disease during pregnancy has been found to increase the risk for gestational diabetes and is also associated with babies being born too small or too early.

    Dental care during pregnancy and nursing

    A lot changes when you are pregnant or nursing, including how fast dental plaque builds up on your teeth. Many pregnant women experience “hormonal gingivitis”, with symptoms such as plaque build-up and red, sensitive gums that bleed easily. Routine preventative care can help you maintain good oral health throughout and after your pregnancy.

      Menopausal and post-menopausal dental care

      Many women experience “hormonal gingivitis” during menopause, with symptoms such as plaque build-up and red, sensitive gums that bleed easily. Menopausal women may also experience a dry mouth, burning sensations in their mouth, or changes in taste sensations. Routine preventative care can help prevent and alleviate some of these symptoms during menopause.

      Post-menopause, women are at higher risk for osteoporosis. This often includes loss of bone density in the jaw and around teeth. Osteoporosis can lead to tooth loss, especially when combined with gum disease. Routine check-ups and preventative care can help prevent, detect, and slow down these processes. 

      Finally, the risk of oral cancer increases with age for both women and men. Older women and men may also notice fillings breaking down as they age, since fillings typically only last between eight to 20 years. Routine check-ups help to provide early detection for both oral cancer, and filling break-downs.

        Taylor Chick, DDS - Dexter Dental
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        What to Expect Dexter Dental Studio



        We are dedicated to enriching our community by providing top dental care. Dexter Dental is a full-service dental office from bi-annual visits, restorative dental care, or complete dental care.



        Our vision is to offer exceptional dental care that goes beyond your typical dental office. We listen to your overall health goals to implement a plan that includes your total health.


        Dexter Dental Studio Frequently Asked Questions

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        Are you accepting new patients?

        Yes, we are accepting patients at our dental office! Dr. Sophia Cornish, Dr. Piiamari Bowers, Dr. Taylor Chick, and Dr. Haley Lawrence would love to meet you and make Dexter Dental Studio your new dental home.

        Do you accept my insurance?

        Insurance can be difficult to understand! That is why our team is happy to run a complimentary benefits check for you. We are in-network with some insurances, but even if we are not 'in-network' with your insurance it does not mean you will have to pay a portion out-of-pocket necessarily. We can file claims at our office for you to submit to insurance as needed as well.

        Do you offer Invisalign® at Dexter Dental Studio?

        Yes! We proudly offer Invisalign® Clear Aligners. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule your free consultation to see if Invisalign® is right for you.

        Do you really have a dog at the office? Can he sit with me? Can I request him?

        Yes! Yes! and Yes! Uuno the Bravery Assistant is our very own dental comfort dog, helping to bring you ease and serenity during your dental appointments. You can leave your worries at the door when Uuno is near! If you would like Uuno to join you during your appointment, simply let our staff know when scheduling your appointment.

        When should my children have their first dental exam?

        The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all infants be evaluated by a dental professional within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth. In our office, we are excited to see our littlest patients and help their parents understand the nuances of caring for an infant’s mouth.

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        (734) 426-8360

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        7300 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd
        Suite #300
        Dexter, Michigan 48130

        Dexter Dental Studio

        Our office and procedures are designed to reduce the stress of dental visits. We provide calm, kind, nonjudgemental, and compassionate care.