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Frederick Roy Bonds, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Frederick Bonds is a Dentist practicing in Mount Pleasant, MI. Dr. Bonds specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
36 years Experience
Frederick Roy Bonds, DDS
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Univ. of Detoit - Mercy
  • Accepting new patients

What are the best ways to get rid of cankersores?

I recommend buying a bottle of Hibiclens at your local pharmacy. Apply liquid on the site (even if the sores haven't formed yet) with a Q-tip. Saturate area well. Apply 3-4 READ MORE
I recommend buying a bottle of Hibiclens at your local pharmacy. Apply liquid on the site (even if the sores haven't formed yet) with a Q-tip. Saturate area well. Apply 3-4 times daily.

A huge gap in dental treatment. What should I expect?

You really won't know until you have the exam. It may be nothing at all. You have an idea of how bad things may be if you have broken teeth, bleeding gums, etc. So you shouldn't READ MORE
You really won't know until you have the exam. It may be nothing at all. You have an idea of how bad things may be if you have broken teeth, bleeding gums, etc. So you shouldn't be surprised. The important thing is to get in there and have them look things over. Create a treatment plan to address your problems and start taking care of the problems until you have established good oral health.

How long is the recovery for a wisdom tooth extraction?

Depends upon how difficult the extraction was. Simple extractions take a day or two to heal, but surgical removals can take longer. It is important to follow your doctors instructions READ MORE
Depends upon how difficult the extraction was. Simple extractions take a day or two to heal, but surgical removals can take longer. It is important to follow your doctors instructions exactly and avoid smoking or excessive rinsing of the site

Should I go get my root canal done by a specialist?

Depends upon how difficult the root canal is, how competent your doctor is in doing them, and your personal preference.

How can I stop my child from thumbsucking?

Try the reward method. Buy a toy that she really wants. Put it on top of a dresser or refrigerator (up out of her reach) and tell her she can have it when she stops sucking her READ MORE
Try the reward method. Buy a toy that she really wants. Put it on top of a dresser or refrigerator (up out of her reach) and tell her she can have it when she stops sucking her thumb. Continually reminding her of it or punishing her adds to the insecurity that is causing the problem.

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

Yes, a well qualified dentist with the right training can

Why do I have a thick white coating on my tongue?

Unless you have had a recent round of antibiotics or are a heavy smoker, the most common cause is oral candida.

Does a wisdom tooth need to be removed?

Yes, eventually it will cause a gum abcess. Waiting until it hurts may make the situation worse

What is causing my teeth to yellow?

Typically, it is caused by smoking or foods/beverages you consume. Excessively hard toothbrushing can also thin the enamel and cause yellowing of the teeth.

I have had 3 teeth chip in the past year. Is this normal?

No it is a sign of grinding of you teeth and you should have it looked at. You may require a bite guard to wear at night. Evaluation could reveal a cause of the grinding and READ MORE
No it is a sign of grinding of you teeth and you should have it looked at. You may require a bite guard to wear at night. Evaluation could reveal a cause of the grinding and treat it

Is it possible to whiten my teeth at home?

Not like a professional whitening, but brushing and avoiding staining foods can keep them from staining.

Ways to soothe teething?

Cool or cold teething rings work well. You may want to try a homeopathic teething remedy like chamomile. It seems to work well.

Should I stay away from certain foods after a root canal?

Avoid chewing hard things like nuts and candies directly on a tooth being treated

What issues do dental cysts cause?

Depends on the type of cyst. Anything from infections to tissue damage to tooth movement

Is it possible to change the shape of my teeth?

Yes, a number of procedures from cosmetic contouring, direct bonding, porcelain veneers, and crowns can all improve the looks of your teeth