Posts Categorized: Dental Health

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 »

3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you “gotta do”. At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we understand that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental checkup because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list. Twice-yearly dental… Read more »

When It’s Better Not To Brush

Though thin and partially translucent, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body and has the critical job of shielding teeth from constant use and the continual assault of chemicals in food and drink. Enamel also guards tooth nerves from hot and cold food and beverages. That’s why enamel loss often causes tooth sensitivity…. Read more »

Think You May Have A Cavity?

Hello Ypsilanti friends of Gary Sasaki DDS, MS! Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. And even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria can still sneak in and cause cavities – the common cold of oral health. At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we have been filling cavities for years… Read more »

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close upstairs neighbors of your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that general area, the specific location can be hard to discover. Allergies, infections, and… Read more »

The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

Hello, I’m Dr. Gary Sasaki of Gary Sasaki DDS, MS in Ypsilanti. If you want to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit me for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most important procedure of a smile makeover. During your no-pressure smile transformation consultation we… Read more »

Two Hints For When You’re Too Tired To Brush

Too tired to touch a toothbrush. We’ve all been there. At The Dental Spa we are committed to helping patients throughout the Plymouth, Belleville, and Saline neighborhoods to maintain balanced hygiene and to correct imperfections that can lead to inhibited confidence and self-assurance. On our blog today we are offering two ideas for overcoming exhaustion… Read more »

Foaming At The Mouth: Are You Brushing Right?

In today’s post, let’s consider some specifics about brushing. One key to activating the value of toothpastes is creating foam when thoroughly brushing. Working up a good foam is brought about by pre-wetting the toothbrush, then attacking at a 45 rather than 90 degree angle. The foaming assists in dislodging food debris from nooks and… Read more »

Why a Water Flosser Might be a Good Idea

Today, we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as an interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was invented in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The instrument is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many… Read more »

Avoid Tooth Loss In Ypsilanti

Regular check-ups with your Ypsilanti dentist are important, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.