Swollen and painful gums are symptoms of periodontal disease, an inflammatory gum disease. Swelling occurs from an auto-immune response of the body reacting to an infection. Infections are noticeable through pain, redness, and warmth. If the infection is left untreated, it can affect the bone near the teeth. The body’s immune system wants to rid… Read more »
Posts Categorized: General Dentistry
Malocclusion is dental-speak for crooked teeth. When you think about all the different ways numerous 3-dimensional objects can be positioned, it is not surprising that malocclusion presents itself in multiple forms. The number of configurations may surprise you: When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but you may have heard this condition referred… Read more »
Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the body? It’s true! This substance, found on the outer surface of your teeth, truly should last a lifetime. But just because it’s super strong doesn’t mean you don’t have to work to take care of it. Here are some useful tips for keeping enamel… Read more »
Here is some vital news for Ann Arbor residents: periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, this problem is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages. So, what warning signs should people be looking for? 1. Gums that bleed very easily 2. Gums… Read more »
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 »
5 flossing steps made so easy you can tick them off one finger at a time thanks to Gary Sasaki DDS, MS, on the web at http://midentalspa.com/about_drs.htm. Thumbkin: Thumb to Chest Reminder Thumb to chest can remind me that this isn’t for my friends. Brushing the goobers off so I don’t gross them out. Rinsing… Read more »
Today’s post focuses on professional dental cleanings. You might wonder if you need a professional dental cleaning if you already practice dental hygiene daily at home. The answer is that both processes are essential because they work in tandem to maintain oral health. Dr. Gary Sasaki encourages patients to practice preventive dentistry by: Brushing Flossing… Read more »
Most Plymouth people probably know how a pediatric dentist differs from an orthodontist. Some Saline dental patients may even know the unique focus of endodontists. But few Michigan residents probably know that the American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. Today’s post looks at the specific disciplines within the fascinating world of dentistry and the… Read more »
Hello friends of Gary Sasaki DDS, MS; today we’re talking about the modern dental office in Michigan. Dentistry is a field of continual innovation. There are always new and improved ways to help Ann Arbor residents have the healthiest and most beautiful smile possible.
Q. Are sealants just for kids?
A. Not necessarily. Talk to your Ypsilanti dentist about whether sealants could benefit you.