Archive for March, 2014

True or False: Tooth Abscesses

A tooth abscess is a severe infection which generally results from cavities which remain untreated. Our mouths are always full of many types of bacteria – some harmless and some harmful. When a tooth becomes abscessed, the pulp beneath is infected. An abscess generally fills with pus, swells, and becomes quite painful. As with any […]

All About Important Toothpaste Ingredients

Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, fields questions every single day from patients wanting to know all about toothpaste. What is the best brand? Do we really need it? How much should we use? Oral hygiene dates back to the time of the early Greeks and Romans, or possibly even before that. The substances used […]

Keeping Lips Healthy to Avoid Oral Cancer

Has spring reached your town, or does it still feel like winter? There’s no doubt about it, cold weather can do a number on your lips. Perhaps you don’t think of your pout as a part of your oral health. However, at your biannual dental checkups with Farmington Hills dentist, Dr.Aziza Askari, every part of your […]