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Bad Breath: Common Causes and Treatments

Known by dental professionals as halitosis, bad breath happens to just about everyone at some point. Whether caused by lifestyle factors or an oral or systemic health issue, your bad breath can prove detrimental to your personal and professional interactions. Furthermore, bad breath can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, discusses the most common causes of bad breath and talks about the steps you can take to keep your breath fresh and appealing.

Lifestyle Choices that Lead to Bad Breath

Several controllable factors affect your chances of developing bad breath. These include:

  • Poor oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing will clear away particles of food, odor-causing bacteria, and dead cells that can lead to bad breath.
  • Certain foods. Foods containing volatile sulfur compounds, such as garlic and onions, are notorious for causing foul breath. High protein foods such as milk, cheese, meat, and fish can also produce bad breath. Continue reading

Farmington Hills Dentist Discusses Wintertime Dry Mouth

When the weather is hot, you probably don’t have a hard time remembering to stay hydrated. Picking up a bottle of cold water or a glass of iced tea goes hand in hand with summertime. During the winter months, on the other hand, you face cold dry air, salty holiday snacks, and alcoholic drinks that can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to bad breath and increased levels of oral bacteria that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Your Farmington Hills dentist discusses some of the causes of wintertime dry mouth and offers suggestions for keeping yourself healthy and hydrated.

Heating Your Home, Drying Your Mouth

You’ve probably noticed the effects of dry, heated air during the winter months. Hair that crackles and stands up when you brush it, skin that feels dry and itchy, and the static electricity shocks you get when you walk around the house in warm socks. Continue reading

Dr. Askari Promotes Beautiful Smiles and Quality Oral Health at Women’s Expo

Earlier in the month, I attended the 16th Annual Michigan International Women’s Show along with other members of the Comfort Dental Spa team.

Our mission: To introduce the attendees to the latest and greatest innovations in cosmetic dentistry.

As a cosmetic dentist, I want to make sure that my patients are informed about the treatments that are available at my dental practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan. I understand that committing to cosmetic dentistry is a big step. It requires an investment of your time, money, and physical appearance, and, unfortunately, it’s not a guarantee that you will love your new smile.

That’s why I spend so much time educating my patients about the various kinds of cosmetic dentistry available. I want to help you decide if teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, cosmetic bonding, or another dental procedure will give you the smile of your dreams. Your consultation is where your smile makeover starts. At this appointment, I’ll ask you what you what you want to change about your smile and how you envision your “perfect smile” at the end of your cosmetic treatment. Then, I’ll take into account your coloring, facial structure, dental functionality and esthetic goals, and your overall appearance to design a smile makeover specifically for you.

The Women’s Show features many services and products for women of all ages, and I was proud to be a part of it to educate patients and the Novi, Michigan, area about Comfort Dental Spa and cosmetic dentistry. I also offered complimentary smile analyses and makeover consultations, as well as oral health advice and education.

I’m Dr. Aziza Askari, and I invite you to call my dental office at (248) 474-6434 to reserve your consultation appointment time.