Archive for October, 2012

General Dentistry Quiz from Your Farmington Hills Dentist

A preventive dentistry program involves you, your dentist, and your dental staff teaming up to preserve the health of your teeth. Preventing periodontal disease (gum disease) and tooth decay starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet.  Screenings for oral cancer and other potential dental issues will also be covered at regular six-month […]

High Fillings Explained by Your Farmington Hills Dentist

If you’ve had a recent filling, you may have been perplexed if your dentist told you to bite down on a colored piece of paper, and then asked: does your filling feel too high? Most patients experience a degree of anxiety about getting a dental procedure, naturally, so when you’ve come to the end, you’re […]

Gum Disease and Hormones Explained by Farmington Hills Dentist

Women may have additional susceptibility to dental issues compared to their male counterparts. Hormonal changes can affect the body’s response to toxins from plaque buildup. This leads to a statistically higher rate of periodontal disease (gum disease) in women. Dr. Askari, your Farmington Hills dentist, discusses how hormonal fluctuations can heighten gum disease rates for […]