Posts Categorized: Dental Health

If Only I Had Taken Care Of My Teeth…

Brush. Floss. Get regular checkups. It will sound so simple when you have dentures. How many times have you said, “If only!” “If only I had changed my oil,” “If only I had stayed in college,” ‘If only I had worn sunscreen.” We hope you don’t ever say, “If only I had taken care of… Read more »

Can You Handle A Dental Emergency?

At Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, we hope you never experience a serious dental emergency. It’s important, however, to know what to do in such a situation. Here is a quiz on dental emergencies and less urgent oral issues. 1. One of the wires on your braces breaks. What do you do? a. Cut off the… Read more »

Floss Pick Facts For Ann Arbor

Dental patients who live in the Belleville, Saline, and Plymouth area want to keep their mouths as healthy and clean as possible. However, they are also looking for convenience, and that’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of old-fashioned dental floss. These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle… Read more »

Bleeding Gums After Your 6-Month Cleaning?

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are critical for optimal dental health. However, some dental patients worry because their gums tend to bleed after a thorough cleaning. Is this a problem? Well, it depends. If your gums bleed for a day or two after your cleaning, it isn’t really a problem. But, if the bleeding and… Read more »

3 Cavity Fighters For Plymouth Kids

Most Plymouth parents know children’s oral health basics: brush regularly, reduce sugar intake, limit snacking, and get adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D. Gary Sasaki DDS, MS recommends three additional tools for preventing cavities in toddlers and children.

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 »