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General Dentistry and Dental Wellness Services

General dentistry and restorative dental care is the foundation of achieving and maintaining healthy teeth and gums - and the foundation of our Norton Shores, Michigan, dental practice . Receiving regular cleanings and checkups, along with practicing healthy habits, will help prevent devastating oral conditions that not only affect oral health, but also overall well-being.

Our Norton Shores, MI dentist provides a number of general dentistry treatments including preventive care like professional cleanings and fluoride treatments to restorations like fillings, inlays, and onlays. When you visit Community Shores Dental, you'll find state-of-the-art general dentistry treatment and a caring staff.

Dr. Christopher Sortman has studied dentistry at University of Michigan Dental School and has completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program while serving as Navy dentist.

Preventive Dental Services For All Ages

Everyone - from children to adults - should receive routine cleanings and checkups twice a year. Our Norton Shores, MI dentist and dental staff provide gentle, professional cleanings to remove harmful substances, such as tartar, that can't be removed by flossing and brushing alone. Scheduling regular cleanings can even help prevent gum disease.

Exams are important, too. During examinations, our dentists will look for signs of tooth decay, bone deterioration, gum disease, and oral cancer and even offer nutritional counseling. By keeping regular appointments, you increase the likelihood of potential problems being detected early on. Early detection of oral conditions often results in conservative treatment that is less time-consuming and costly. We offer preventive services such as fluoride treatments. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and can help ward off tooth decay. Dental sealants, another prevention dentistry tool, block out decay.

What About Restorative Dentistry Solutions?

Do you have damaged teeth? The Norton Shores, MI dentist at Community Shores Dental have the right solution for your smile.

Teeth, unlike other parts of the body, cannot regenerate. This means that if a tooth is damaged by injury or a cavity, it cannot heal itself. When a tooth is damaged, it requires a professional restoration to prevent internal infections and in some cases, the need for an extraction. Common restorations include fillings, inlays, and onlays.

When placing restorations, our dentists choose natural looking and biocompatible materials including porcelain and composite resin. These tooth-colored materials restore a tooth to a healthy size and shape while also preventing further damage. Receiving a restoration is minimally invasive and helps keep teeth healthy for the rest of a patient's life.

Dry Mouth Solutions

Not all dental practices focus on treating dry mouth, but our Norton Shores, MI dentist at Community Shore Dental understands the oral health dangers of persistent dry mouth . If you suffer from dry mouth, our team will happily help you find a solution. We can prescribe certain products to help alleviate your symptoms and keep your mouth nice and moist. Talk to our team to determine how our general dentistry services can help you treat your dry mouth symptoms.

Gum Disease Treatments

If you are noticing bleeding gums, tender gums, or chronic bad breath, you may have gum disease. We offer deep cleaning procedures as well as laser therapy to combat infections. Learn more by visiting our page on gum disease treatment.

Athletic Mouthguard For Children On The Go

We can offer your child a custom-designed athletic mouthguard to help protect his or her teeth from injury during play. Our mouthguards can also be made to treat bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth). Talk to Dr. Sortman, our Norton Shores, MI dentist about how we can protect your child's teeth from becoming damaged due to sports or bruxism.

Family Dentistry in Norton Shores

Are you looking for a new family dentist? You have come to the right place. Our Norton Shores, MI dentist offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages. We even cater to children! Family dentistry is what we do. Regardless of your dental needs, we are sure we can help you.

Below we have provided some general information regarding our family dentistry services. If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact our team. We will be happy to help. Dr. Christopher Sortman has studied dentistry at University of Michigan Dental School and has completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program while serving as Navy dentist.

Comprehensive Family Dental Care

We offer a wide range of family dentistry services to meet all of your family’s dental needs! Whether you are looking for a dentist to help you replace some missing teeth or you simply want someone who can help you maintain your beautiful, healthy smile, we are here for you.

Our team is experienced in offering cosmetic dentistry, restorative options, orthodontic care, TMJ pain relief, sleep apnea solutions, and much more. For a full list of our offerings, please check out all of our individual service pages.

Complete Children’s Dental Care

While our dentists are not board-certified pediatric practitioners, they do have extensive experience working with children. Every member of our team is great with kids.

Your child’s teeth are very important to us here at Community Shores Dental. Did you know that tooth decay is one of the most common disease-related conditions of childhood here in the United States? The good news is that tooth decay is usually preventable! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends children visit their family dentist by age 1 to get a healthy start.

Here at Community Shores Dental, we are focused and committed to providing a fun experience for your child when they visit us. When you visit our office, your child will remember the fun toys in the playroom, PlayStation games, writing on our huge dry erase wall, balloons, blowing bubbles, and getting their picture taken next to our enormous Disney character decal!

Your child will be able to relax and experience an enjoyable atmosphere, and you can have peace of mind that your child is being taken care of by an experienced dental team you can trust.

Preventive Dental Care For All Ages

Preventive Dental Care For All Ages

We work hard to make sure your family’s preventive needs are taken care of. That’s why we offer some simple services to help make sure your smiles are healthy and clean. Our Norton Shores, MI dentist offers:


Please visit our general dentistry page to learn more about these options.

Make An Appointment

We would be honored if you chose our practice to serve your family. Please schedule a family dentistry appointment by contacting our Norton Shores, MI dentist directly. You can reach us by calling (231) 865-6945 or by sending us a message using our online contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find suitable dates and times for your family’s visits. We look forward to helping your family achieve and maintain happy, healthy, beautiful smiles.