How Bacteria Cause Chronic Bad Breath

woman checking for bad breath 200x300 How Bacteria Cause Chronic Bad BreathBad breath is fairly normal upon waking in the morning. Chronic bad breath (halitosis), however, can be disturbing, offensive, and downright annoying. While halitosis can stem from a number of causes, including some serious health conditions like bronchitis, pneumonia, or diabetes, an estimated 85% of halitosis cases originate within the mouth. Your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, takes a look at how. Continue reading

Is Aloe Vera Good for Oral Health?

Aloe and Oral Health 300x200 Is  Aloe Vera Good for Oral Health?Natural or alternative dental care products are sometimes worrisome because of a lack of reliable research or peer-reviewed literature involved in formulating these practices. Aloe vera is an example of a popular natural remedy for skin irritations and inflammation, but little research has been conducted into aloe’s specific effectiveness in oral care. One article published in General Dentistry, the official journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) shows clear evidence that aloe vera can address several oral health issues. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, discusses some of the study’s findings regarding the future of dental care.

Aloe Vera Study

The aforementioned study demonstrated that brushing teeth with aloe vera kills many of the bacteria responsible for causing oral diseases. The plant-based gel worked as well as (or in some cases, better) than two popular name-brand toothpastes, in fact. Aloe vera contains anthraquinones. These chemical compounds can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Aloe vera therefor helps to sooth inflamed gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Continue reading

How Sleep Loss Can Affect You?

Restless Sleep 300x205 How Sleep Loss Can Affect You?How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Do you think the amount of sleep you get affects your health? Do you think the average amount that you are sleeping has anything to do with your dental health?  Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, challenges you today with a short quiz on sleep and your health.


Q1. When I get too little sleep, my immune system may be: Continue reading