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Helping Your Child Cope With Braces

Your child needs braces, but you worry about how they will adjust. Don’t worry, today’s braces are fairly easy to get adjusted to wearing, and you can help your child get acclimated with these tips.

Jul 1st, 2022
What's Involved in Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Has your smile been damaged by trauma to the face and mouth, such as a car accident? Maybe your smile has just never lived up to your dreams. In either case, full mouth rehabilitation can help.

Jun 1st, 2022
Complications of Sleep Apnea

Disturbing your partner shouldn’t be your only concern if you suffer from sleep apnea. It can affect your quality of life, too, and even endanger your health and safety. Keep reading to learn how we can help.

May 1st, 2022
How Botox Can Treat Your Migraines

Botox might not be the first headache remedy you consider, but it might be able to help reduce the frequency and severity of chronic migraines, giving you more pain-free days.

Apr 1st, 2022
Getting Your Veneers on the Same Day with CEREC

Cosmetic dental veneers can give you the even, white smile of your dreams. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait long for that new smile. Modern CEREC technology can make this transformation happen in hours instead of days.

Mar 1st, 2022
When Is My Dental Situation Considered an Emergency?

Are you concerned about whether your dental issue is an emergency? A mild dental problem can wait until you can book a regular appointment, but a true dental emergency requires immediate care. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Feb 1st, 2022
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Although there’s no reason to be ashamed of having imperfect teeth, wanting a perfect smile is perfectly natural. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve a smile worth showing off!

Nov 1st, 2021
Give Yourself a New Smile with InvisalignⓇ

We all want a straight, show-stopping smile. So, what’s stopping you? Choosing Invisalign® can get you a step closer to that perfect smile, without the hassle of traditional braces. Read on to learn more about how we can help you.

Sep 14th, 2021
Need a Root Canal? Here's What to Expect

Your teeth and jaw are literally linked - and when your teeth feel bad, your jaw can, too. Protecting your teeth and jaw is critical to your overall health, and root canals could be what stops you from having bigger problems later.

Aug 9th, 2021
How Does a Dentist Use Botox?

Botox is a popular filler that’s commonly used in cosmetic procedures. It might surprise you to learn that dentists, too, use Botox in their practices. Read on to learn how we can use Botox to help you.

Jul 21st, 2021
The Link Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Diabetes affects over 34 million people, and obstructive sleep apnea can go hand-in-hand with Type 2. Environmental factors and genetics play roles in each issue, but understanding the links between the two is important for your health.

Jun 16th, 2021
Why Do I Need Deep Dental Cleaning?

You go to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning, but they tell you to come back for a deep cleaning. What’s a deep cleaning, why is it more important than a regular cleaning in your case, and what will it do for you?

Apr 12th, 2021
Benefits of Dental X-rays

The exam your dentist gives you at each appointment can only tell them so much. Dental X-rays fill data gaps — not only about your current dental health, but what your dental future holds. They also see things the naked eye can't. Learn more here.

Mar 10th, 2021
Dental Health and Sleep Apnea: What's the Link?

Sleep apnea can lead to dangerous complications when untreated. There’s often a strong connection between your oral health and sleep apnea. Understand the link between your dental health and sleep apnea and the dentistry treatments available.

Feb 11th, 2021
5 Reasons to Consider Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Cavities, tooth loss, and misalignment are common dental issues that may affect the look of your smile and your oral health. A full mouth rehabilitation is a comprehensive dental plan that focuses on fixing all your smile and oral health concerns.

Jan 12th, 2021
4 Reasons for a Root Amputation

If you have persistent pain in your tooth, don’t wait to get it examined. To save your tooth, you may need a root amputation. Keep reading to learn more about how this procedure works.

Dec 1st, 2020
Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Reduce Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea disrupts your quality of sleep — and your partner’s. Untreated, this condition puts you at risk for a number of health problems. Read on to learn lifestyle measures that can reduce the severity of your sleep apnea.

Oct 1st, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Cracked Tooth

Chips and cracks impacting teeth are common dental injuries. Even if a cracked tooth doesn't seem serious at first, you shouldn't ignore the problem. You could end up in serious pain and complications without treatment. Keep reading to learn more.

Sep 2nd, 2020
The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Many people skip their regular dental visits because of fear and anxiety and the possibility of pain during treatment. But with advances in dental technology, dentists use laser dentistry to perform many dental procedures with less pain quickly.

Aug 17th, 2020
Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease

If you enjoy having healthy teeth, you’ll need to invest in their future by learning about what could hurt them. In this article, learn more about the threat gum disease poses to your oral health and well-being, and how to detect it before it affects you.

Jul 12th, 2020
COVID-19: Managing Your Oral Health, Stress and Anxiety

If you have a dental emergency or an oral health concern during this COVID-19 crisis, please contact Dr. Askari. She can provide remote consultations. Knowing how stressful this time is, Dr. Askari also offers the following tips to help patients cope.

Apr 1st, 2020
5 Smile Flaws Easily Fixed With Veneers

Do you have cracked, misshapen, or unevenly sized teeth, but still wish you could have a movie star smile? You can. With veneers, you can fix these and a number of other smile flaws in only two appointments.

Mar 19th, 2020
4 Reasons to Love Invisalign®

Remember when getting a Hollywood smile meant enduring years of painful metal braces? That was before 7 million people discovered Invisalign. Read on to learn why Invisalign has changed the face of orthodontics and whether it’s right for you?

Dec 11th, 2019
What is a Bone Graft?

Bone grafting is the surgical procedure that improves areas of the smile deficient in natural bone and involves taking material from another source.

Oct 9th, 2019
Does Your Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment?

Most orthodontic treatment starts in the teen years when all permanent teeth have come in, and the results are more predictable. However, some young children need early intervention or Phase One treatment.

Sep 18th, 2019
Effective Ways to Whiten Your Teeth

If your teeth aren’t as white as they used to be, or even as white as you would like them to be, there are numerous ways to whiten them.

Sep 18th, 2019
Sedation Dentistry for Anxiety-Free Dental Care

Over 30% of the population avoids going to the dentist due to anxiety and fear. Dental phobia prevents you from receiving the routine treatment you need to maintain the health and functionality of your smile.

Sep 11th, 2019
Natural Remedies to Fight Cavities

While visiting the dentist to have a cavity properly treated is effective, there are a few additional steps you can take to help slow the growth of cavities to prevent them from becoming deep or painful.

Sep 3rd, 2019
Restoring Gum Health

Gum disease is a common problem that can occur very gradually. Aging, brushing too hard, genetics, and any lapse in hygiene habits can get the ball rolling in the wrong direction.

Aug 20th, 2019
What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a fairly new dental field that offers more comfortable treatment options for many dental procedures. LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation” and uses a narrow-focused beam of light energy.

Aug 13th, 2019
The Importance Of Pediatric Dental Care

As a new parent, you want to do everything you can to provide your baby with a happy and healthy future. One thing many parents of infants feel uncertain about is how to care for your child’s newly emerging teeth.

Aug 6th, 2019
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your smile is one of the most important aspects of your appearance and having a perfect set of teeth can aid in boosting your confidence level.

Jul 16th, 2019
All About Braces

If you’ve been thinking about getting braces, you may have some questions and concerns. Knowing what to expect can make the process less nerve-wracking and help you focus on the results – a perfect smile!

Jun 5th, 2019
Dentures: Options, Costs, and Benefits

Dentures are a type of removable prosthetic used to replace missing teeth. They are a good option for people who have lost a lot of teeth, and perhaps are unable to afford the high costs of dental implants or bridges.

May 29th, 2019
Oral Cancer Prevention Tips

The best offense when considering the risk of oral cancer is a good defense. It’s always easier to prevent cancer by limiting risk factors than it is to treat a patient who has already developed the disease.

May 15th, 2019
Dental Fillings: What You Need to Know

Tooth decay is a dental health problem that frequently arises as a result of poor dental hygiene and a diet that is rich in sugar and sweetened beverages.

May 8th, 2019
Methods To Whiten Your Teeth

Whiter teeth can improve your smile and appearance, so it’s no wonder that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options.

Apr 17th, 2019
Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays?

Standard dental exams help ensure your oral health. A dental exam allows your dentist to give tips on minding to your teeth and to distinguish any issues early when they’re generally treatable.

Apr 5th, 2019
What is Periodontal Disease and How to Prevent it?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is comprised of two separate words: perio which means around and dontal, meaning teeth. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum that surrounds the teeth.

Mar 18th, 2019
What is Oil Pulling, And Does It Actually Work?

Oil pulling as we know it today has been around for thousands of years and originated in ancient India as an Ayurvedic practice used for “purifying” the body by “pulling” toxins out through the gums and mouth using oil as an adsorption (pulling) medium.

Feb 11th, 2019
Can Dentistry Be Comfortable?

Many people are afraid to get dental care. They don’t like the sound of dental instruments, the discomfort of examinations, or even the general atmosphere of the dental office.

Jul 6th, 2018
Do Clear Braces Work?

There are many myths about the effectiveness of clear braces alternatives such as the Invisalign® system and ClearCorrect.

Jun 22nd, 2018
Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a precise and efficient method for performing a variety of dental procedures. This technology, when combined with a dental professional’s skill, improves care.

Jun 8th, 2018
Common Dental Issues and How to Solve Them!

As much as we’d like to have a perfect smile, we often face complications with our teeth. Knowing your options for solving common dental issues helps improve your overall care in the future.

May 25th, 2018
Benefits of Dental Implants

Several situations can result in missing teeth. Whether due to an injury, accident, severe decay, or tooth extraction, it is essential to address their absence sooner than later.

Feb 16th, 2018
Farmington Dentist Recognizes Dental Hygienists

This October is the fifth National Dental Hygiene Month. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company join forces to raise awareness about the importance of dental hygiene and good oral health.

Dec 21st, 2016
TMD Damage: A Quiz

When TMJ disorder (TMD) begins, it’s something that may feel uncomfortable and cause some frustrating symptoms.

Nov 9th, 2016
2 Times To Remain Open Minded About TMD

When you’re dealing with TMJ disorder, particularly if you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, you may think to yourself that some sort of surgery or serious medication must be in order. 

Sep 14th, 2016
3 Common Questions: TMD Relief

Are you an individual suffering from TMJ disorder (TMD) and your current priority is finding relief from uncomfortable symptoms like pain and tenderness?

Aug 14th, 2016
Have TMJ Disorder? 3 Things To Give Up

It’s easy to overlook little things you do throughout the day that make TMJ disorder worse. Fortunately, identifying and addressing these things is often as easy as speaking with us about making positive lifestyle choices that promote jaw health.

Jul 14th, 2016
Why Are My Ears Ringing?

Have you noticed lately that you are experiencing ringing in your ears? Perhaps it’s more of a hum or a buzz?

Jun 14th, 2016
TMJ Protection Over The Holidays

When the holidays roll around, there is a lot to look forward to – and so much to be thankful for. However, if you are suffering from TMJ disorder (TMD), then you know this joyous time can bring with it some serious discomfort and challenges.

May 14th, 2016
Advice for Relieving Dental Headaches

You might not automatically think of your dentist when you wonder how to relieve a headache, but the truth is that many patients experience chronic headaches due to a dental issue, like TMJ disorder.

Apr 14th, 2016
Jaw Exercises to Relieve TMJ Pain

Your jaw’s movement is controlled by a complex group of muscles, and it hinges on your two temporomandibular joints (TMJs) located in front of each ear.

Mar 14th, 2016
How TMJs and Jaw Movement Work

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy with good hygiene and regular dental care might not be as beneficial if your jaw doesn’t move as well as it should.

Feb 24th, 2016
How to Diagnose TMJ Disorder

Your temporomandibular joints control your jaw’s movement by hinging your lower jaw, or mandible, to your skull. You can feel the joints if you place your hands on both sides of your jaw as you open and close your mouth.

Jan 14th, 2016
Tips for Chronic Headache Relief

They can strike at any moment, and for some people, they might not go away easily, or they might return consistently despite all efforts to treat them.

Nov 14th, 2015
Signs and Treatments of TMJ Disorder

It’s not as easily-recognizable as cavities, or as particularly-focused as periodontal disease, but temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder, or TMD) is a more common condition than many people realize.

Sep 14th, 2015
TMJ Pain and Tips for Relief

Temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are large, three-pronged nerves that traverse either side of your face and jaw.

Aug 14th, 2015
Is Your Jaw Making Your Teeth Sensitive?

Sensitive teeth can be a symptom of numerous oral health issues. A cracked tooth, for instance, may expose the dentin and its microscopic tubules that feed sensory information to your tooth’s pulp.

Apr 14th, 2015
Farmington Hills Dentist Discusses Learning in Your Sleep

Most people would agree that after not getting enough sleep, they feel tired, sluggish, and unable to think as quickly and as clearly as they normally can. The dangers of sleep deprivation have been thoroughly studied and documented.

Mar 15th, 2015
Farmington Hills Dentist Talks Tooth Grinding

At some point in our lives, we all grind or clench our teeth, usually in anger or frustration. Some people, however, do so constantly and consistently, often without knowing that it has become a habit.

Feb 14th, 2015
Michigan Dentist Warns: Oral Piercings Threaten Oral Health

These days, it seems no area of the body is taboo to pierce and decorate with a piece of metal. Facial piercings are among the most popular and include piercings through sites such as nasal cartilage, lips, tongues, and even cheeks.

Jan 14th, 2015
An Overview of Dental History

As a cosmetic dentist in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dr. Aziza Askari knows that dentistry has come a long way. Evidence from as far back as 7000 BC shows traces of dental surgery performed with rudimentary but effective tools.

Nov 14th, 2014
Could You Grow Your Own Replacement TMJ?

Within the last decade, stem cell research has received quite a bit of attention. It has infused the medical and scientific worlds with the hope of incredible treatment options in the future, such as curing previously incurable diseases and repairing sever

Oct 14th, 2014
Stress And TMJ Disorder

Do you tend to grit your teeth when the going gets tough? Did you clench your teeth together as you waited for the 2016 Election results?

Aug 14th, 2014
Celebrities Who Kicked the Habit

In light of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, celebrities have brightened their smiles and improved their health by kicking the tobacco habit. Here’s how and why some stars finally gave up their tobacco habits.

Apr 27th, 2011