Preventative Dental Care in Battle Creek, MI

Preventative Dentistry

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Dental Services

Preventative Dentistry

Your teeth play an important role every single day. They make a beautiful smile, helping you to communicate quickly. (Did you know you can see a smile from the distance of a football field?!) Your teeth also enable you to chew food and speak clearly. They also give your face its distinctive shape and the confidence you carry throughout the day.

A healthy smile will not only transform your visual appearance and your mindset, but it will also improve your oral and overall health. This is why preventive dentistry is as important as caring for your teeth every day with your attentive home care routine.

To maintain optimal oral health, our dental team recommends visiting us, your dentist in Battle Creek, and the surrounding areas, at least twice annually – or more depending on your individual needs. This will ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy, as well as esthetically pleasing.

Preventive dentistry is a means of intercepting damage to your teeth and mouth due to decay, gum disease, oral cancer, cracks, infection, and more.

What is Preventative Dental Care?

  • Regular homecare (brushing twice a day and flossing once a day)
  • Regular visits to Brite Dental Partners
    • Thorough professional cleaning
    • Repair of chips or cracks when they’re small
    • Decay intervention
    • Oral cancer checks
    • Gum disease diagnosis and treatment plan, etc.
    • Receiving, accepting, and implementing dental care information and tips from us, your dentist in the Battle Creek and surrounding areas.
    • Brushing and flossing instruction
    • Wearing a mouthguard when playing sports that have the chance of impacting your teeth (hockey, basketball, in-line skating, football, soccer, etc.)
    • Wearing a night guard to prevent damage from bruxism (grinding and clenching)
    • Not using your teeth as tools

    Preventative Dentistry is the key to maintaining optimal oral health and safeguarding your overall well-being. At Brite Dental Partners, our experienced dental team offers a range of preventive services, including dental cleanings and exams, dental hygiene, and gum disease and periodontal treatments. With state-of-the-art dental technology and oral cancer screening, we ensure thorough and comprehensive preventive care. We understand the important connections between oral health and systemic health, such as the increased risks of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis, respiratory diseases, and more. By working with our knowledgeable dental professionals, you can have peace of mind knowing that potential issues can be detected early, leading to more successful treatments and minimal disruption to your life. Take control of your oral health and schedule your preventive dentistry appointment today. Learn more about our services by clicking HERE!

    Benefits of Preventative Dentistry

    Optimal or improved overall health – Research over the years has identified a connection between oral health and overall health. While we used to look at your mouth as a completely individual and separate entity, we now know that that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are links that connect the mouth to your systemic health. And we now know that poor oral health negatively affects specific health problems. Here’s a short list of those connections of which you must be aware.

    Please share this information with your loved ones, and ask us, or your doctor, for more details. When you work with our dental team who knows these risks and responds to them, you can feel confident that issues may be caught early when treatment is more successful and less disruptive to your life.

    • Diabetes – Diabetics are more likely to have gum disease, perhaps because they are more susceptible to infections. Secondly, people with diabetes who have gum disease have more difficulty controlling blood sugar levels. One works against the other.
    • Alzheimer’s Disease – The mouth bacteria called Porphyromonas gingivalis that destroys gum tissue has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease as it increases plaques associated with the disease. Research continues.
    • Heart Disease – If you have untreated gum disease, your chances of developing heart disease increase by about 300%. Incredible and especially crucial if you already have heart disease.
    • Stroke – If you have undiagnosed or untreated gum disease, you are much more likely to suffer a stroke. Make sure you keep your regular recall appointments!
    • Chronic Kidney Disease – Chronic kidney disease can appear on its own or alongside diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Obesity, a risk factor for periodontitis, is also associated with chronic kidney disease. The networks are complex, and we’re yet to discover exactly how they connect.
    • Osteoporosis – Periodontitis and osteoporosis could be a risk factor for each other.
    • Respiratory Diseases – Gum disease, an inflammatory disease, can worsen inflammation that has occurred due to lung diseases (such as asthma and COPD) and more.

    Schedule a Preventative Dental Appointment in Battle Creek, MI

    As a critical part of your healthcare team, all of us at Brite Dental Partners are trained to keep an eye out for things you may not have realized.

    • Routine dental radiographs can reveal a potential risk of stroke by exposing unusual calcium deposits in the carotid arteries in the neck.
    • Over thirty-five thousand new cases of oral cancers are diagnosed each year in North America. If caught early, the five-year survival rate can be as high as 90%. When oral cancer is identified late or not at all, the rate drops significantly.
    • Other diseases that we can detect in their early stages include epilepsy, hemophilia, leukemia, malignant melanoma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and tuberculosis. You can help by pointing out any changes you notice, even trivial ones like a small canker or cold sore that doesn’t heal after two weeks.

    As your dentist in Battle Creek and the surrounding areas, we focus on our patients and their oral and overall health. We want to help you live your best life, and as your mouth is the gateway to overall health, providing all sorts of clues about your health, we encourage you to never skip or continually postpone your recall appointments with us.

    We would love to be your new dental home call us at 269-841-5049 today!

    Our Dental Services

    Brite Dental Partners


    A healthy smile will not only transform your visual appearance and your mindset, but it will also improve your oral and overall health. This is why preventive dentistry is as important as caring for your teeth every day with your attentive home care routine.

    Dental Cleanings and Exams

    Dental Hygiene

    Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatments

    State of the Art Dental Technology

    Oral Cancer Screening

    Interested in learning more about the preventative dentistry we provide? Click HERE!


    Dr. Brad Thayer helps to improve patients’ smiles with comprehensive plans of cosmetic dentistry. From dental bonding, dental veneers, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, and orthodontic options, our dental team offers high-quality cosmetic dentistry.

    Dental Bonding

    Dental Veneers

    Tooth-Colored Fillings

    Teeth Whitening 

    Braces & Invisalign

    Interested in learning more about the cosmetic dentistry we provide? Click HERE!


    Our Battle Creek dentists offer a variety of options when it comes to teeth replacement. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all available at Brite Dental. Brad Thayer DDS takes extra continuing education Reconstructive Dentistry courses to provide top dental care.




    Interested in learning more about the reconstructive dentistry we provide? Click HERE!

    General Dentistry

    Dr. Thayer and his team are able to complete dental fillings, Caps, and Crowns, Nerve Treatments (Root Canals), Oral Surgery, Extractions, and Wisdom Teeth Removal all within their office in Battle Creek. Tooth-colored fillings are offered and we're happy to tell you about the benefits of natural-looking white fillings.

    Emergency Dentistry

    Dr. Thayer does everything he can to help patients when they need it. Dental pain is serious and Brite Dental understands that dental emergencies can be worrisome. Should you need us in a dental emergency, please call or email our office ASAP so that we can accommodate you in a timely fashion.

    Family DENTISTRY

    If your family is looking for a new dentist in Battle Creek, look no further! Brite Dental Partners offers complete care for children of all ages. Dr. Brad Thayer will confidently talk parents through traditional dental care for child patients, including dental sealants and the benefits of fluoride treatments.

    Same Day Dentistry

    Lose a crown? Are your teeth hurting from a recent filling? We will try to fit you in on the same day that you call. If you call in the morning for a same-day dental appointment we are happy to see you within a few hours. Please call or email our office so that we can accommodate your schedule!

    Sedation Dentistry

    Visiting the dentist may not be something you look forward to, but there are options to help with dental anxiety. For treatments and procedures where patients may have dental anxiety, you have options! Brite Dental Partners offers an array of safe and monitored methods, including needle-free options, so that you can relax on the day of your procedure  – anxiety-free.

    Bite Splints - Mouth Guards - TMJ

    Have you ever suffered from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or a “clicking” or “popping” sound when you open and close your mouth? If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ (or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).

    While grinding your teeth (bruxism) can contribute to TMJ’s development, there are still other varied contributors. This jaw disorder can be painful and is different for every patient. Brite Dental can help TMJ with a custom-made bite splint or mouth guard. Learn more HERE!

    Patient Reviews

    What Our Patients Are Saying

    “After calling 5 offices with a dental emergency, BC Family Dentistry was able to get me in the next day! The whole staff was amazing! Loved Dr. Thayer & his assistant, they made me feel like I had been a patient for years.”

    –  Kristen V. Google Review

    Contact Us

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    Brite Dental Partners

    2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210

    Battle Creek, MI 49015

    Located in the back lower level of the plaza

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    Office Hours

    Monday                   8am-5pm
    Tuesday                   8am-5pm
    Wednesday             8am-5pm
    Thursday                 8am-5pm
    Friday                      Closed

    About Brite Dental Partners:

    Dr. Brad Thayer of Brite Dental Partners provides Dental Services to patients in Battle Creek, MI. From preventative dental care to restoration dentistry, and everything in between, you can rest assured you’re in good care with Brite Dental Partners.

    Contact Brite Dental Partners:

    2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210
    Battle Creek, MI  49015
    Located in the back lower level of the plaza


    Monday                   8am-5pm
    Tuesday                   8am-5pm
    Wednesday             8am-5pm
    Thursday                 8am-5pm
    Friday                      Closed