A Smile Like A Precious Gem

Would you like a unforgettable smile? Come in and ask us about dental bridges or dental crowns. We can answer all of your questions. Considering dental implants? Our staff can set you up with a consultation that’s sure to enlighten any Ypsilanti patient. We invite you to test our claims about teeth whitening or general… Read more »

Dental Problem? There Is Always A Solution!

There is no doubt that a healthy, pleasing smile positively influences one’s life. It lets us convey confidence and friendliness in business and social settings. A beautiful healthy smile also influences our personal relationships. When we smile, we appear (and feel!) younger and more attractive. Research has shown that smiling also helps reduce stress, increase… Read more »

Halitosis And Xerostomia (Bad Breath And Dry Mouth)

While lax oral hygiene is the most common cause of halitosis, many circumstances can contribute to or worsen the condition. One of these is the lack of saliva or xerostomia. Saliva and Oral Health Saliva moistens the teeth and gums and gets rid of odiferous dead cells. Saliva also neutralizes the ever-present acids on the… Read more »

Express Your Personality With A Smile Makeover

What makes up a perfect smile? White teeth? Straight teeth? Teeth with pleasing proportions relative to one another? A stunning smile is more than the sum of its parts. At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we believe that your perfect smile also contains another element – your unique personality. What is a smile makeover? Is is… Read more »

5 Tips For Treating Mouth Sores

Hi. I’m Dr. Gary Sasaki. When my patients get mouth sores, I advise them to evaluate what they’re eating and make some changes. By following these tips, you too can avoid the discomfort of eating and help to increase the speed of healing. 1. Eat soft or pureed foods. Don’t worry, you won’t have to… Read more »

Attack Of The Gummi Bear

Most people probably know that sugar is not your teeth’s friend. Eating candy creates the perfect environment for harmful cavity-causing bacteria to thrive in your mouth. Did you know that the physical toll of chewing on sticky candy can lead to (or aggravate) a condition in the temporomandibular joint called Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)? The jaw… Read more »

Debunking Dental Myths

Today’s blog post focuses on three dental-related myths prevalent in the Ann Arbor area. All Sugar Is Equally Bad For Teeth We all know that sugar increases our risk of tooth decay, but some types are worse than others. Sugar-based foods that sit on the teeth are more dangerous than those that are swallowed immediately…. Read more »

Bad Breath Q & A

I’m Gary Sasaki of The Dental Spa. Today’s post offers some answers to frequent questions about bad breath. Q. My wife says my breath is horrible, but I brush twice a day. Shouldn’t that be enough? A. Bacteria can increase and stink in hidden crevices that can only be reached with floss. Time to start… Read more »

How Oral Inflammation Affects Your Health

Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid… Read more »

Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

Today’s Gary Sasaki DDS, MS post addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the infamous root canal. If you are told that you need a root canal, don’t panic. Your dentist recommends this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives. A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can… Read more »