Hello, my name is Dr. Gary Sasaki and I want to welcome you to my Ypsilanti dental blog. My dental practice, Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, wants to help our Belleville, Saline, and Plymouth patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues. Today we are going to discuss the complexity and importance of your saliva. This… Read more »
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At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a captivating field of research: genetic dentistry. “About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary… Read more »
Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress affects our smile? Here are some dental problems linked to stress. Canker and Cold Sores Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus…. Read more »
Oral piercing is a popular form of body-art in Ann Arbor, but just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s safe.
When it comes to oral health, adolescence is a pivotal time for Ypsilanti youth. On the upside, the last of the permanent teeth come in providing young men and women with their “adult smile”. Good habits can be forged and reinforced. Teeth can be straightened, providing increased confidence when it is often sorely needed. On the… Read more »
Most Ypsilanti residents brush their teeth (at least we hope so). However, there are many who brush improperly but don’t realize that their dental hygiene practices may be contributing to oral problems. They may pride themselves on their diligence, but frequency does not make up for incorrect methods. One of the most common errors – especially for young Ann Arbor dental patients – is rapid, aggressive teeth cleaning with a hard bristle toothbrush.
Most Ann Arbor people know that vitamin D is important for healthy teeth and bones, but many of us fail to get adequate amounts. Today’s article is a friendly reminder to our patients – especially expectant mothers – about the importance of vitamin D.
Hello Ypsilanti, MI residents! Your overall oral health depends not only on healthy teeth but also healthy gums. Proper oral hygiene helps keep both your teeth and gums in good shape.
“It’s just a small sore, it will go away.” “I’m too busy right now, I’ll go to a dentist later.” “A little sensitivity is no big deal.” It happens to most Ypsilanti residents at least once in their life. Your teeth become sensitive to cold drinks. A tooth develops a dull ache. A sore on… Read more »
Regular check-ups with your Ypsilanti dentist are important, but there are warning signs for gum disease that everyone should be looking for.