Posts Categorized: Dental Health

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

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 »

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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 »

Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

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 »

Smart Brushing Trumps Aggressive Brushing

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.