Posts Categorized: Dental Health

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 »

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 »

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 »