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Helping Your Child Cope With Braces Jul 1st, 2022

If you live in the United States, you probably start thinking about braces for your child when they are still relatively young, wanting to gift them an even, beautiful smile. However, braces can require some adjustment. As a parent, you can be your kid’s biggest support system. At Comfort Dental...

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

A smile that is crooked, gapped, discolored, and is left with teeth meeting unevenly can be both cosmetically unattractive and functionally painful. If any of this describes your smile, full mouth rehabilitation could be right for you. At Comfort Dental Spa, our team of compassionate staff and providers deliver a...

Complications of Sleep Apnea May 1st, 2022

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, an estimated 22 million Americans experience obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This not only prevents you and your partner from getting restful sleep, but it can also cause headaches, daytime fatigue, and increase your risk of other health complications. If you’re interested in...

How Botox Can Treat Your Migraines Apr 1st, 2022

Chronic migraines are the sixth most disabling condition in the world, costing people time, money, relationships, and relaxation. If you’re struggling to find alternative solutions for your migraines, Botox injections might be a viable option. If effective, these injections can temporarily alleviate your migraines, making it easier to focus on...

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

Wish you had even, white teeth? Veneers can correct staining, unevenness, and even chipped or cracked teeth in your smile. Today’s technology can create beautiful, natural-looking veneers that are paper-thin and can be permanently installed over an imperfect smile.  At Comfort Dental Spa, our team of compassionate staff and providers...

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

A dental emergency is no fun, and neither is having to sit in an ER or urgent care waiting area hoping to be seen. If your dentist offers emergency dental services, you can get the help you need faster and with less hassle. At Comfort Dental Spa, our team of...

I Have Dental Phobia: Is Sedation Dentistry Right for Me? Jan 2nd, 2022

It’s natural to feel anxious about someone poking around in your mouth; it’s uncomfortable, vulnerable, embarrassing, and even occasionally painful. However, regular cleanings and dental work are necessary if you want to keep your teeth, and sedation dentistry can help you get the help you need -- without the stress...

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry Nov 1st, 2021

If you aren’t completely confident in your smile, you may be ashamed to show your teeth in public. Your smile is the first thing people see when they meet you, and being cautious about smiling or laughing can impact your social and professional life. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can help! At...

Understanding the Different Whitening Products to Brighten My Smile Oct 11th, 2021

Hate how yellow your teeth look? Have DIY tooth whitening options failed you? Do you take tetracycline or another medication that makes your teeth stay yellow? We can help.   At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan, our team of compassionate staff and providers can deliver brilliant white smiles using...

Give Yourself a New Smile with InvisalignⓇ Sep 14th, 2021

Here’s what you may have noticed, regular braces aren’t the only way to straighten your smile. Although traditional braces remain effective in their purpose, there are faster and more comfortable options available.  At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan our team of compassionate staff and providers are here to...

Need a Root Canal? Here's What to Expect Aug 9th, 2021

Brushing and flossing are only supposed to keep your tartar and plaque at bay until you make it to your dentist. Your dentist takes over twice annually, doing the heavy lifting of completely removing any threat to any tooth, and planning your treatment if you need additional care.  Comfort Dental...

How Does a Dentist Use Botox? Jul 21st, 2021

With the ability to transform wrinkles into smooth, creaseless skin, Botox has a global reputation of restoring vitality and youthfulness to faces across the globe. A revolutionary product originally cleared by the FDA for cosmetic use in 2002, Botox was originally used to treat eye conditions. Before it’s clearance by...

The Link Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea Jun 16th, 2021

Nobody likes feeling tired in the morning. It can affect your focus, your appetite, and your mood. An estimated 63% of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep for optimal overall health. Working late, enjoying leisure time, and caring for your home and household members takes time and...

Why Do I Need Deep Dental Cleaning? Apr 12th, 2021

Periodontal (i.e., gum) disease affects approximately 47% of women and men in the United States and is a primary reason for tooth loss. Infected gums also put you at risk for other kinds of infection, including septic shock. Luckily, gum disease is reversible, especially if treated early.  At Comfort Dental...

Benefits of Dental X-rays Mar 10th, 2021

Although impressive hi-tech dental procedures are available to patients, whether they need a root canal, dental implant, or emergency procedure, a critical tool before moving forward with practically any dental treatment that’s rarely highlighted is the dental X-ray, a window into the world of your oral health that’s far superior...

Dental Health and Sleep Apnea: What's the Link? Feb 11th, 2021

If you have any problems with your sleep, you might have a condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, which causes breathing problems while you are sleeping, can lead to dangerous complications when not treated. You might not think of a breathing disorder as having a link to dentistry, but there’s...

5 Reasons to Consider Full Mouth Rehabilitation Jan 12th, 2021

Though more and more people are taking better care of their teeth, millions of Americans still suffer from tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease. These dental issues not only affect your oral health, but also your self-esteem and self-confidence. You may feel all hope is lost when you’re suffering...

4 Reasons for a Root Amputation Dec 1st, 2020

When you have tooth pain, you want to have it examined quickly. If you ignore issues with your oral health, more serious problems can develop. In some cases, you might need a dental root amputation, which can save your tooth. The procedure involves surgically removing a diseased root of your...

How Brushing and Flossing Can Help Prevent Gum Disease Nov 1st, 2020

Cavities are extremely common, affecting over half of teenagers and many adults in the United States at some point. A cavity is a permanently damaged area in the hard surface of a tooth that can be caused by a range of factors. While you can’t change your genetics, which can...

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

Sleep apnea is more than just loud snoring that affects your sleep quality. This condition, which involves repeated stopping and starting of breathing while you sleep, is also a serious threat to your health. You may not even realize you have sleep apnea, especially if it’s a mild case. You’re...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Cracked Tooth Sep 2nd, 2020

There are so many ways to crack a tooth — a fall, biting down too hard on a fruit pit, or accidentally crunching on a meat bone. No matter the cause of your cracked tooth, you shouldn't ignore it. Issues relating to a cracked tooth won't get better without treatment....

The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry Aug 17th, 2020

With advances in medical technology, many healthcare providers use lasers to perform various procedures, from vision correction to skin rejuvenation. Dentists are also incorporating laser treatments into their practice to improve oral health and treat common dental issues.  Dedicated to providing the best dental treatments available, our dental specialist Dr....

Recognizing the Early Signs of Gum Disease Jul 12th, 2020

In a recent study, over half of all Americans over the age of 30 show mild to extreme signs of gum disease. This serious inflammatory condition is medically known as periodontal disease, and it can even lead to severe tooth loss if untreated. Gum disease takes root in your mouth...

COVID-19: Managing Your Oral Health, Stress and Anxiety Apr 1st, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has ordered dental practices and all healthcare facilities to prioritize emergency visits and procedures for the coming weeks. However, advisories continue to be updated daily during this crisis. Our patients’ overall health remains our paramount goal. Please...

5 Smile Flaws Easily Fixed With Veneers Mar 19th, 2020

Have you ever noticed that when someone smiles at you, it’s hard not to smile back? A person with a beautiful, healthy smile always seems so approachable and friendly. It’s like having a secret superpower that arms you with confidence.   If a smile like this sounds out of your...

How Botox® Provides Patients with Relief from Migraine and TMJ Disorder Feb 24th, 2020

Patients at Comfort Dental Spa are sometimes surprised when our providers offer suggestions to help them deal with jaw and neck pain, or migraine pain. However, we have a solution that may be appropriate for you.    A common cause of jaw pain is temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ disorder....

Askari Aziza DMD: Best of Farmington Award Recipient Jan 17th, 2020

Askari Aziza DMD has been selected for the 2020 Best of Farmington Awards in the category of Dentists.

Can My Sleep Apnea Be Treated with Something More Comfortable than a CPAP Machine? Jan 16th, 2020

The prevalence of sleep apnea has surged over the last decade and now affects more than 25 million adults in this country. That’s about 26% of Americans between the ages of 30 and 70. What’s more, the impact of this condition extends beyond a mere loss of sleep. Obstructive sleep...

4 Reasons to Love Invisalign® Dec 11th, 2019

The critical component of a winning smile is straight teeth. Straight teeth also promote good oral health. What’s more, today you don’t have to suffer to get them. Thanks to Invisalign®, the road to straight teeth has never been smoother. At Comfort Dental Spa, our team of first-class dental specialists...

Dental Implants: The Gold Standard for Replacing Missing Teeth Nov 6th, 2019

There’s a lot to consider when replacing a missing tooth or teeth. You want your smile to look natural, as well as feel secure and allow you to eat and speak properly. Dental implants offer all these advantages and more.  At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, MI, Aziza Fatima...

Holistic Dentistry: A Natural Approach to Dental Health Oct 18th, 2019

Holistic dental care is an alternative approach to dentistry which considers your overall health as it relates to your dental health. A holistic dentist may ask you questions about your emotions, well-being, diet and exercise patterns and habits, and other things you might not think of as being related to...

Advanced Oral Health Care with Laser Technology Oct 16th, 2019

Many dental offices today are adopting innovations that improve the variety and accuracy of procedures they can provide. One of the latest technologies available to aid in soft and hard tissue procedures is dental lasers, which are growing in popularity and functionality. With the ability to provide a wide variety...

What is a Bone Graft? Oct 9th, 2019

Bone grafting is the surgical procedure that improves areas of the smile deficient in natural bone and involves taking material from another source. The contributing materials can be taken from the patient’s chin or hip or can be outsourced synthetically. While each bone grafting material has unique beneficial properties, the...

10 Ways to Help Prevent Cavities and Promote Optimal Oral Health Oct 2nd, 2019

Everyone knows that dental hygiene is crucially important for a number of reasons, yet most of us fail to take adequate care of our teeth and end up developing cavities at some point in our life. Usually, if we floss our teeth regularly, brush a couple of times each day,...

Does Your Child Need Early Orthodontic Treatment? Sep 18th, 2019

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. This evaluation doesn’t necessarily mean orthodontics are needed right away. However, monitoring growth patterns can indicate the best...

Effective Ways to Whiten Your Teeth Sep 18th, 2019

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. The dental whitening market can be a bit overwhelming and confusing, so here are some of your options to help you...

Sedation Dentistry for Anxiety-Free Dental Care Sep 11th, 2019

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. Sedation dentistry can help you get the care you need by providing a relaxing experience...

Natural Remedies to Fight Cavities Sep 3rd, 2019

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. A cavity that is left without proper treatment can get worse and eventually grow...

Does Pacifier Use Affect a Baby’s Dental Development? Aug 27th, 2019

Pacifier use and thumb sucking are heavily ingrained in our culture, and in most cultures around the world throughout history. As a result, most of us don’t think much about it. However, a lot of people have recently started taking a closer look at this common practice and wondered just...

Restoring Gum Health Aug 20th, 2019

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. It starts with oral bacteria that feed on particles of carbohydrate-rich foods left behind after a meal. The bacteria...

What Is Laser Dentistry? Aug 13th, 2019

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. Lasers make many treatments less invasive, more efficient, and more economical. Issues that...

The Importance Of Pediatric Dental Care Aug 6th, 2019

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. Your baby’s oral health requires care and dedication, but that...

What Are The Benefits Of A Fluoride Treatment Jul 30th, 2019

A noteworthy part of dental examination is the fluoride treatment, the dental examination is a deliberate procedure amid which your dentist will explore numerous features of your oral and systemic health to distinguish pathologies or concerns and build up a particularly modified treatment plan that is focused towards maximizing your...

Prosthodontics: Implants, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers Jul 23rd, 2019

Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry that design and implement artificial replacements for teeth and gums. These include fillings, dentures, veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants and any combination of treatments to restore lost or damaged teeth. Replacing missing or damaged teeth is important for many reasons. Gaps in your...

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry? Jul 16th, 2019

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. However, if your teeth are stained, crooked or otherwise flawed, you can use cosmetic dentistry to help create your perfect smile. Fillings and crowns...

What is Jaw Reconstruction Surgery? Jul 9th, 2019

Jaw reconstruction, otherwise known as orthognathic surgery, is a method to correct or adjustment to any form of jaw irregularities. Many times, problems with the bite or the alignment of the teeth can be corrected using jaw corrective methods of dental and orthodontic treatment. This is a specialized way to...

What are Sports Mouth Guards? Jun 26th, 2019

Sports guards, mouth guards, and mouth protectors are all devices made to protect your teeth. Sport mouth guards are worn over the teeth to shield them from hits to the face and head. Mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic gear for anybody taking an interest in a sport...

Is Orthodontic Headgear Really Necessary? Jun 19th, 2019

The vast majority of us all know what regular braces look like and many of us are also familiar with alignment trays like Invisalign. However, sometimes we may encounter a more unusual device that is more complicated. These devices are usually worn by children or early teens – younger orthodontic...

How to Help Children Who Are Afraid of the Dentist? Jun 12th, 2019

Is your child afraid of dental visits? If we want our children to be healthy, keeping their teeth clean and cavity free is an important part of that. However, dental visits can be challenging if your child gets anxiety at the very mention of a dental appointment. Going to dentist...

All About Braces Jun 5th, 2019

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! Even though braces are most often associated with teenagers, there is no age limit for...

Dentures: Options, Costs, and Benefits May 29th, 2019

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. Unlike dental implants, dentures can be removed at night, cleaned,...

Oral Cancer Prevention Tips May 15th, 2019

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. Although frightening, oral cancer can be treated effectively, especially if discovered early on....

Dental Fillings: What You Need to Know May 8th, 2019

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. A dental filling is used to seal the cavity and stop the decay from progressing further. The most common materials used for...

Top 3 Causes of Child Tooth Decay Apr 24th, 2019

It’s never too early to start caring about your child’s teeth. Starting them on a path to good oral healthy helps ensure that they’ll enjoy a bright, healthy smile when they’re older by reducing the risk of many dental problems later on. Of course, their road to protecting their pearly...

Methods To Whiten Your Teeth Apr 17th, 2019

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. Discoloration of teeth can be caused by the build-up of surface stains acquired from using tobacco products and consuming certain foods or drinks. Teeth whitening methods...

Why Do I Need Dental X-Rays? Apr 5th, 2019

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. Standard dental exams are a critical piece of preventive health care. A dental exam, the dentist or hygienist...

What is Periodontal Disease and How to Prevent it? Mar 18th, 2019

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. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that can destroy soft tissue rapidly.The leading cause of gum disease or...

Habits That Harm Your Teeth Mar 8th, 2019

Common Habits That Can Harm Your Teeth We are living in a hectic and busy life, and hence we all tend to fell prey to various bad habits. Most of the time we fail to find the harm behind these habits. Most of the time, these habits initially appear less...

Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad For Your Teeth & Overall Health? Feb 28th, 2019

If you ask several people whether chewing gum is good for your health or detrimental to it, you are likely to get several different answers. This is because chewing gum is a mixed bag when it comes to your dental and overall health. In order to answer this important question,...

Top 5 Best Home Whitening Kits Feb 21st, 2019

The most frequent question about tooth whitening kits is, “Do they really work?” Whether you’ve had expensive tooth whitening treatments done at your local dentist or have simply been putting up with increasingly dull-looking teeth that have long since lost their shine, perhaps a take home tooth whitening kit could...

What is Oil Pulling, And Does It Actually Work? Feb 11th, 2019

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. Right off the bat, you are...

10 Things Your Dentist Would Want You to Know About Dental Exams Jan 31st, 2019

Everyone knows regular dental appointments are important to dental health. But perhaps you haven’t really considered the many benefits to routine dental appointments, or the things you can do between appointments to help maintain good dental health and keep the dentist’s work – and your bills – to a minimum!...

What Can You Expect Before, During, and After a Dental Implant Surgery? Jan 25th, 2019

In the initial planning and consultation stages, your dental surgeon will visually inspect the area in your mouth where the dental implant would go, should it be decided that you need one. They will also examine the area using dental imaging technology such as X-rays and CT scans. Your dental...

Can Dentistry Be Comfortable? Jul 6th, 2018

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. Additionally, it’s easy to associate dentistry with pain, as procedures can cause irritation. Comfort Dental Spa focuses...

Do Clear Braces Work? Jun 22nd, 2018

Do Clear Braces Work?  There are many myths about the effectiveness of clear braces alternatives such as the Invisalign® system and ClearCorrect. Dr. Aziza Askari wants to make sure her patients have a complete understanding of all forms of care that Comfort Dental Spa provides, including clear braces. Therefore, we...

Benefits of Laser Dentistry Jun 8th, 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.  Dental lasers allow your dentist to treat a specific area without damaging surrounding structures. The Advantages of Laser Dentistry Techniques...

Common Dental Issues and How to Solve Them! May 25th, 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. Here are a few common concerns people may face...

Benefits of Dental Implants Feb 16th, 2018

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. Tooth loss is not only embarrassing, but it can severely impact your oral health.With the many technological advances in the field of...

Farmington Dentist Recognizes Dental Hygienists Dec 21st, 2016

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. In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, your Farmington dentist Dr. Askari wants to recognize her devoted, skilled dental hygienists....

TMD Damage: A Quiz Nov 9th, 2016

When TMJ disorder (TMD) begins, it’s something that may feel uncomfortable and cause some frustrating symptoms. However, it will not immediately wreak havoc on your smile, yielding serious damage and destruction. Unfortunately, when patients choose not to treat their TMD, it is a disorder that can eventually lead to such devastation. We...

Quiz: How Pressure Affects TMD Oct 14th, 2016

Are you feeling a bit unsure about things you’re doing to make your TMJ disorder worse? Perhaps you assume that as long as you’re not doing anything really overwhelming, like trying to bite into something extremely hard, that you aren’t contributing to the worsening of your TMD. Unfortunately, there are...

2 Times To Remain Open Minded About TMD Sep 14th, 2016

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. Something is going to help you stop the popping, the discomfort, and the headaches! However, when it comes down to receiving TMJ...

3 Common Questions: TMD Relief Aug 14th, 2016

Are you an individual suffering from TMJ disorder (TMD) and your current priority is finding relief from uncomfortable symptoms like pain and tenderness? If so, we are ready to guide you with the help of some frequently asked questions (and their answers). Keep in mind, while suggestions for addressing your...

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

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. Curious about whether you could be making some better decisions for...

Why Are My Ears Ringing? Jun 14th, 2016

Have you noticed lately that you are experiencing ringing in your ears? Perhaps it’s more of a hum or a buzz? If you’ve been hearing something that you’re pretty sure shouldn’t be there, this may be a sign that you are experiencing a problem with your jaw joints called TMJ...

TMJ Protection Over The Holidays May 14th, 2016

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. To protect your oral health...

Advice for Relieving Dental Headaches Apr 14th, 2016

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. By visiting your dentist and seeking appropriate treatment, you can find lasting relief from a dental or...

Jaw Exercises to Relieve TMJ Pain Mar 14th, 2016

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. TMJ disorders describe a large group of jaw dysfunctions that result in injury to the joints and muscles, and the severity of each condition...

How TMJs and Jaw Movement Work Feb 24th, 2016

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. While muscles power your jaw movement, your temporomandibular joints are the hinges that make biting and chewing possible. Therefore, keeping a close eye...

How to Diagnose TMJ Disorder Jan 14th, 2016

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. If they’re disturbed, you can also feel the discomfort that...

Common Risk Factors for TMJ Disorder Dec 14th, 2015

Even the littlest things can have a more profound influence on your dental health than you might realize. That extra piece of candy might be just the thing to tip the scales and lead to a cavity. That piece of popcorn stuck between your gums and your tooth can lead...

Tips for Chronic Headache Relief Nov 14th, 2015

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. In different degrees of severity and consistency, headaches are perhaps among the most common forms of chronic discomfort, and can originate from a...

Answers to Questions About TMJ Disorders Oct 14th, 2015

When it comes to TMJ disorders, patients typically have more questions than they can find answers to. Often, patients don’t even know to look for answers, because they aren’t aware that their seemingly-obscure discomfort is due to a specific condition. Understanding jaw problems, and finding relief if you’re afflicted by...

Signs and Treatments of TMJ Disorder Sep 14th, 2015

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. Your jaw’s joints are combination sliding-and-hinge joints that allow your lower jaw, or mandible, to move in a variety of directions....

TMJ Pain and Tips for Relief Aug 14th, 2015

Temporomandibular joints, or TMJs, are large, three-pronged nerves that traverse either side of your face and jaw. Among their many responsibilities, TMJs help control the movement of your lower jaw, and account for the majority of sensory information to your brain. It might not surprise you, then, to know that...

How TMJ Disorder Causes Headaches and More Jul 14th, 2015

Many people who suffer from seemingly unexplained chronic aches and pains have trouble finding a correct diagnosis and effective treatment for their troubles. In time, they may learn to simply deal with the inconveniences and move on, or are surprised to learn that their various aches are related to a...

Detroit Area Dentist Reevaluates the Common Sleep Pattern, Pt. 2 Jun 14th, 2015

In last week’s article, we discussed research that pointed to a historical segmented sleep pattern. The research suggests that the typical eight-hour sleep pattern commonly recommended today may not be the natural sleep pattern that our bodies require. The ancient pattern included a block of time that, out of necessity,...

Detroit Area Dentist Reevaluates the Common Sleep Pattern, Pt. 1 May 14th, 2015

There are a variety of dental-related issues that can disturb your sleep. Among the most direct issues is tooth discomfort or sensitivity, which can be so uncomfortable as to make sleep impossible. More complex issues can include TMJ discomfort, which can be excruciating and cause tooth grinding/gnawing, and obstructive sleep...

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

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. If the crack is severe, it can even expose the pulp itself. Worn tooth enamel and the onset...

Farmington Hills Dentist Discusses Learning in Your Sleep Mar 15th, 2015

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. Not getting enough rest can have myriad adverse health effects. Now, sleep...

Farmington Hills Dentist Talks Tooth Grinding Feb 14th, 2015

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. Bruxism, the habit of grinding and clenching your teeth, can lead to extreme discomfort, structural...

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

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. While these fashion accessories certainly make a statement and...

Detroit Dentist Offers Six Tips for TMJ Relief at Home Dec 14th, 2014

The frequent intense headaches, sore or locked jaw, and pain in your neck and shoulders can be the result of various different causes. One of the main problems with TMJ Disorder is the difficulty in diagnosis; because the symptoms are so similar to other conditions, TMJ disorder usually goes undiagnosed...

An Overview of Dental History Nov 14th, 2014

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. For instance, teeth found in an ancient graveyard in Pakistan show that...

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

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 severely damaged tissue. A Columbia University team of researchers has...

Farmington Hills TMJ Dentist Warns Lyme Disease Symptoms are Similar to TMJ Sep 14th, 2014

With the arrival of summer comes a great nuisance: ticks. Dog and cat owners know well the inconvenience of a tick attack, and most humans know to avoid them altogether if possible. What you may not know is the danger ticks pose to yourself as well as your pet. Perhaps...

Stress And TMJ Disorder Aug 14th, 2014

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? Do you find yourself tensing up your jaw muscles when you’re worrying about something? Unfortunately, this seemingly benign response to anxiety, nervousness, or general...

Comfort Dental Spa at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI Apr 27th, 2011

April 28 through May 1, 2011 – Comfort Dental Spa will be at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.This female-focused event features businesses from around the Novi area. Comfort Dental Spa’s booth numbers are 1120, 1122, and 1124.Dr. Aziza Askari and her staff will offer free smile makeover consultations...

Celebrities Who Kicked the Habit Apr 27th, 2011

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. Catherine-Zeta Jones: The award winning actress and wife to Michael Douglas began smoking as a teenager. She...

Visit Comfort Dental Spa at the Michigan International Women’s Show! Apr 27th, 2011

Dr. Azizia Askari and the Comfort Dental Spa staff invite you to visit them at the 16th Annual Michigan International Women’s Show. The The female-focused event features businesses from around the Novi area and will take place from April 28 through May 1, 2011 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in...

Exercise – Another Step to Prevent Gum Disease Apr 20th, 2011

You follow the American Dentist Association’s guidelines of brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing between meals, and visiting your dentist semi-annually for a thorough cleaning and checkup. What more can you do to help prevent periodontal disease? Exercise! A study published in the Journal of Periodontology revealed...

Importance of Oral Cancer Screening Apr 13th, 2011

Approximately 7,900 people die from oral cancer each year. Research shows that use of tobacco products is the number one cause of oral cancer. The American Cancer Society recently released statistics stating that 90 percent of people with oral cancer used at least one form of tobacco. However, other risk...

Comfort Dental Spa to Exhibit at Michigan International Women’s Show Apr 6th, 2011

Farmington Hills, MI (April 6, 2011)—Comfort Dental Spa is proud to participate in the 16th Annual Michigan International Women’s Show. The event will take place from April 28 through May 1, 2001 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. This female-focused event features businesses from around the Novi area....

Farmington Hills, Michigan, Dentist Gives Insight to TMJ/TMD Mar 23rd, 2011

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the temporal bone of the skull. It is located in front of the ears on either side of the head. There are four different chewing muscles that enable you to chew, open and close your mouth, and...

Fast Cold Sore Relief with Laser Therapy Mar 20th, 2011

The Comfort Dental Spa team takes great pride in staying up to date with state-of-the-art dental technology. We now offer immediate relief for cold sores, fever blisters, herpetic lesions, and apthous ulcers. If you repeatedly experience this type of mouth sore, call Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills at 248-474-6434....

Hormones and Oral Health Mar 17th, 2011

Hormonal changes lead to women’s susceptibility to oral health problems. Hormones affect the blood supply to gum tissue and the body’s response to toxins released by plaque. Women become more susceptible to oral health problems as their bodies grow and change throughout their lives. There are five times in a...

Comfort Dental Spa’s Patient Relations Manager, Bobbie Hadyniak Mar 10th, 2011

Bobbie joined the Comfort Dental Spa team with over sixteen year’s experience in the dental field. She has a passion for learning and has had continuous education in management, power, and training at MGE Management Group. Bobbie is the perfect fit as the patient relations manager because of her knowledge...

Gum Disease During Pregnancy Feb 17th, 2011

Research has proven that gum disease can cause a number of complications during pregnancy, such as low birth weight, preterm births, and miscarriages. Why are pregnant women more at risk for gum disease? The simple explanation is that during pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes significant hormonal changes. During pregnancy, your...

Want a Million Dollar Smile? Jan 31st, 2011

Your smile should represent who you are. Why settle for dingy, crooked, misshapen, or chipped teeth? I’m Dr. Aziza Askari of Comfort Dental Spa, and I want to show you how porcelain veneers will give you million dollar smile (without costing a million dollars). Porcelain veneers are hand-made, high quality...

A Technology Like No Other Jan 28th, 2011

Remember when lasers were only used as special effects in Sci-Fi movies? Well, nowadays lasers are frequently used for dental healthcare. Lasers have been used in dentistry for years, and have been used in the medical field for even longer. I’m sure you’ve heard of Lasik and other kinds of...

Comfort Dental Receives Professional Excellence Award Jan 24th, 2011

Dr. Aziza Askari was honored to receive The Orkos Award in honor of her professional excellence in periodontal treatment and minimally invasive oral care as evidenced in her case studies involving Perio Protect. January 21, 2011, Farmington Hills, MI: The Orkos Award by Perio Protect, LLC, is an annual award...

Get Acquainted with Comfort Dental Spa Jan 20th, 2011

There are several steps involved when it comes to choosing the right dentist for you. You should feel completely comfortable in the dental office, and feel at ease enough to voice all of your questions and concerns to any member of the team. You want an experienced dentist that has...

A New You in 2011 Jan 11th, 2011

Happy new year! I hope 2011 is already bringing you health, prosperity, and much happiness. With a new year upon us, new year’s resolutions are on everyone’s minds. Usually, new year’s resolutions are goals for self-improvement. Unfortunately, most people lose sight of these goals before the end of January. I’m...

Your Source for Cosmetic and Comprehensive Dentistry Dec 29th, 2010

Welcome to your number-one source for reliable information about oral health and beauty. Here, you’ll have access to details about smile makeovers, porcelain veneers, complete dental reconstruction, and contemporary dental procedures, like headache relief with TMJ treatment. Dr. Aziza Askari of Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington Hills, Michigan has dedicated...