What’s new at Dr. Chelsea Mason Dental? Lots!

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Chelsea Mason Family Dental Sponsors Youth Travel Baseball Team

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The team at Dr. Chelsea Mason Dental loves encouraging young people to be their best. That's why we sponsor youth programs throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Our latest sponsorship is for the Saginaw Rage Travel Baseball. This program is about much more than baseball. Organizers pledge that the boys will have fun while learning baseball skills, life lessons, morals, ethics, and more.

We're proud to support this worthwhile organization's mission of improving the lives of young people in our community. Good luck to all the players trying out for the Saginaw Rage team in July.

Propel Accelerates Results from Invisalign

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We have some big news! In an effort to extend the latest and greatest technologies to our patients, we have added something new to our scope of services: Propel! If you're thinking about using Invisalign, this is for you. We can show you how to use the Propel system for just a few minutes a day to help Invisalign straighten your teeth even faster than before.

Call or stop by to discuss how Invisalign and Propel may be right for you.

Regular Dental Visits are a Key Part of Fighting Cancer

A twice-a-year dental cleaning could save your life. During routine visits, we do more than clean your teeth and check for cavities. We also conduct a thorough oral cancer screening at every cleaning. We do this because the American Dental Association estimates that nearly 50,000 people in 2017 will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils, and back of the tongue.

As with most cancers, treatment is most effective in the early stages of the disease. Visiting the dentist twice a year is one key to early detection.

Some risk factors linked to oral cancer are outside your control. Men are more likely than women to develop oral cancer. Most people develop oral cancer after age 55.

Other factors are within your control. Heavy drinking and tobacco use are strongly linked to oral cancer. This includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes. The sexually-transmitted disease, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), also is linked to head and neck cancer. Using sunscreen and eating a healthy diet reduce your overall risk of cancer.
Screen Shot 2017 04 20 at 1.21.50 PMSome symptoms of oral cancer you may notice between visits. If you notice any of these, call immediately for a dental appointment: 
  • A sore or irritation that doesn't go away
  • Red or white patches
  • Pain, tenderness or numbness in your mouth or lips
  • A lump, thickening, rough spot, crust, or small eroded area.
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw and tongue
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when closing your mouth
Click here to learn more about oral cancer from the American Dental Association. Click here to learn more about Dr. Mason's Oral Cancer Screening.



Dr. Mason Sponsors Youth Baseball Teams

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A wealth of family-oriented activities is one of the best aspects of living in the Great Lakes Bay Region. That's why Dr. Chelsea Mason Family Dental is proud to sponsor community organizations, such as the Saginaw Golds youth baseball teams.

The Saginaw Golds' organization was founded in 2012 and is made up of youth players from throughout the Tri-Cities. The organization strives to build good athletes and good citizens. To date, 14 Saginaw Golds players have signed collegiate scholarships to play baseball. The players are encouraged to earn grades high enough to qualify for the honor roll. The Golds organization also provides SAT prep programs.

We're proud to help this organization continue its efforts to improve the lives of young people in our community. Click here to read more about the Saginaw Golds.

We're Changing to Improve our Services for You

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Dr. Chelsea Mason Dental has a new look, new employees, and a new state-of-the-art digital impression system. Each change is designed to make your visit more comfortable and your exam more accurate.

First, we re-modeled the waiting room and examination areas in order to make your experience in our office as relaxed as possible.

We've also expanded our team and hired two new employees - Katie Mularz and Kourtney Lister. You can learn more about Katie and Kourtney on our staff page.

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Finally, early in 2017, we added an exciting new tool to our treatment options. The new iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner creates dental impressions without uncomfortable, putty-filled dental impression trays.


If you haven't had an exam since we added this equipment, you can learn more about it here.

Tips For Avoiding White Spots After Braces

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Braces don't have to mean white spots on your teeth. Dr. Chelsea Mason recommends these 5 easy steps to avoid white spots on your teeth after braces:

1) Always brush after you eat anything or drink a pop.
2) Use an electric toothbrush or toothpaste with fluoride.
3) Always brush your teeth for two minutes.
4) Always use mouthwash and floss at least twice a day.
5) Drink more water. Drink less tea, coffee, and pop.

Whether or not you had braces, it's important to visit the dentist at least once every six months. If you need an appointment, call us at (989) 686-6110 today.


Use Your Tax Refund to Create a Radiant Smile

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A beautiful smile is within your reach with our Invisalign system, perfect for teenagers and adults.

Invisalign uses a series of comfortable, removable, transparent aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Invisalign is a gentle, effective and affordable alternative to traditional metal braces. Because the aligners are virtually invisible, most people won't even know you're wearing them. The results, though, are unmistakable.

Call Dr. Mason today to schedule your free consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you.


Website Helps with Brushing & Flossing

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Four simple steps help you keep your smile healthy and bright. 

1) Brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes each time.
2) Floss every day
3) Use fluoride
4) Visit your dentist

For tips that help make brushing and flossing fun for your kids, Dr. Mason recommends the Partnership For Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives website.

If you have any questions, call our office at (989) 686-6110 today. We're always happy to answer your questions.

We're Celebrating Children's Dental Health Month

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Helping your child develop good oral hygiene practices pays off with a lifetime of good habits. During Children's Dental Health Month in February, Dr. Mason reminds parents and children of connection between dental health and overall well-being and happiness.

Dr. Mason recommends several key practices that help your child form a solid foundation for a healthy and beautiful smile. First, make sure your son or daughter visits our office for the first time at about a year old. At that first appointment, we assess your child's oral health, including evaluating for decay and nutritional dietary concerns related to sugar consumption and oral home care needs. Most importantly, we use these early visits to encourage a positive lifelong attitude toward dentists and oral health.

In addition, Dr. Mason suggests:
  • As soon as your child is able to rinse and spit, it's time to add a fluoride rinse to their daily oral hygiene routine.
  • Always use a toothpaste with fluoride. Contrary to some misleading media reports, the amount of toothpaste used to brush your tooth is not enough to cause any harm. If you have any questions about this, talk to Dr. Mason.
  • As a rule of thumb, children need help brushing their teeth until they can tie their shoes alone.
  • Avoid drinks with added sugar, such as pop and juice. If you do serve sugary drinks as a treat, never provide them in a sippy cup.
  • Never put your baby or toddler to bed with a bottle.
  • Choose tap water for a sparkling smile.
  • Brush for 2 minutes twice a day. Floss every day.
If you have any questions about how to enhance your family's oral health, please call our office at (989) 686-6110.

Visit our Facebook page here to enter our contest to win the backpack pictured above. It's filled with products designed to make toothbrushing more fun and effective.

Cocofloss Available Now at Dr. Chelsea Mason Dental

We've found a super-cleaning, high-performance dental floss that not only cleans your teeth better, it actually encourages you to floss more often. Cocofloss uses microfiber elements to scrub your teeth. The coconut oil invigorates your smile. And the subtle fruit elements refresh and relax. Happy customers say the experience is so enjoyable that they are flossing more than ever, improving their oral health.

Ask us how you can incorporate his new, innovative product into your daily routine.


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Mailing Address

3433 East Midland Road
Bay City, MI 48706

Phone Number

(989) 686-6110

Fax Number

(989) 686-6170

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8am – 5pm
Tuesday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday: 8am – 5pm
Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: By appointment only