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About Dr. McGarry

Hello, I’m Dr McGarry! Welcome to my office! I know we can help you have a beautiful smile. We care for you and your family in a positive and relaxed atmosphere, and will try to help you enjoy visiting the dentist.

My team uses state of the art technology and has a caring manner that will make you feel at home from the very first phone call. We value our patients as our friends. We love children and will strive to help them realize the importance of taking care of their teeth throughout their lifetime.

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Location / Phone / Hours

Phone: (810) 735-9426


We are located at 200 Lindenwood St., Linden, MI 48451. See below for a map and directions.

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Hours of Operation
Monday-Wednesday: 11am-7pm
Thursday 8am-3pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 8am-Noon (By appt.)

Most Recent Articles

Pain Relief At Home

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Pain relief at Home- Many medications can help a toothache- this recent study that tested kids after they got their wisdom teeth out and found that taking 400-600mg Ibuprofen + one Tylenol (either the 325mg or the 500mg) taken with a full glass of water VERY IMPORTANT as it helps the medication go into the intestines where it can work quicker every six hours- It is important to stay ahead of the pain, worked better than narcotics for pain...

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Who Cares About Baby Teeth Anyway?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Who Cares About Baby Teeth Anyway? Who Cares About Baby Teeth Anyway?             It can be tempting to treat baby teeth like Kleenex. They’re disposable, so why should you take care of them? Also known as primary teeth, these little choppers are more important than you may think. For one thing, they reserve space for the permanent “adult teeth,” which will show up later, helping to guide them into position. When baby teeth are lost early, due to decay or injury, permanent teeth can drift into that extra space where they don’t belong. It’s like when it snows and you clear out your parking spot and save your spot by putting a lawn chair there. Without that chair, you just might find your neighbor’s Buick in your spot! Adult teeth are sneaky like that and can move into space if there’s no baby tooth holding the spot. Decayed or damaged baby teeth can also result in crooked and overcrowded permanent teeth. They are important in the development of speech, and forming the proper facial shape as well. Also, having healthy baby teeth can create a lifetime of excellent anxiety-free dental visits! When a baby tooth gets decayed or infected, it can damage the permanent tooth developing underneath. Be sure your child avoids sugary drinks...

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Is That In Your Mouth?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  At your dental visit it may seem like we concentrate on your teeth and gums, and while that is true, there are other important things in there that need some attention too! Things Like:   The Tongue: It’s a big hunk of super-strong muscle in the middle of your mouth, and besides being fun to stick out at mean people, it plays a crucial role in digestion by moving food towards the teeth for chewing and then back...

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Does My Inhaler Hurt My Teeth

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Children and adults with asthma have a tendency to be mouth breathers, which, along with asthma medications, such as corticosteroids, can reduce  your saliva. Known as dry mouth, this condition can cause bad breath and increase your risk of developing cavities. Saliva has a cleansing effect in the mouth, and when its presence is reduced, asthma patients have a higher risk for cavities and bad breath. In those who aren’t vigilant about brushing and flossing, gums can become inflamed,...

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The Wonder Drug For Sensitivity

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  The Wonder Drug For Sensitivity Fluoride varnish can rescue adults from sensitivity Dental tubules before application of 5 percent sodium fluoride varnishClick here to enlarge image When you  brush a certain way or hit just that spot, or breathe in cold air – Ouch!!  20 to 30 percent of adults can have recession or exposed roots in the United States. This type of sensitivity is described as the short, exaggerated, painful response elicited when exposed dentin (which is actually the...

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Mom/ Dad – How Do I Brush My Teeth

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mom/ Dad – How Do I Brush My Teeth What is the best way to brush my teeth?  Tilt your brush so that it is just sliding into  the gum tissue (45% angle)  Use small circles ( about 10 times  in every area they put their toothbrush   Inside and out for a total of 2 minutes each time – set a timer if you don’t have an electric tooth brush – there are some great apps like Brush DJ and...

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I am Thirty Now, When Do I Need Dentures?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

  Thursday, September 3, 2015 I Am Thirty Now -When Do I Need Dentures? Believe it or not I actually had a patient ask me that question. Dentistry has changed so much even since I graduated from dental school thirty years ago. Now we can save teeth when pulling them was all you could do not so many years ago. They have implants that can replace teeth and feel like you grew them back! We know so much about...

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