December 5, 2016
Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel—or Dr. Mindy as she is known to her patients—is a competent, caring and compassionate female dentist in Clinton Township. She and her team are completely dedicated to providing each and every patient with dentistry to improve, maintain or enhance a healthy and beautiful smile. Read on to find out more about Dr. Mindy’s accomplishments and her unique practice.
November 15, 2016
Let’s be honest—Google is great! You can ask it anything. Google, what should I make for dinner? Grilled cheese pizza sandwiches. What’s the square root of 200? 14.1421356237. What’s the weather going to be like today? Partly cloudy and 58. Who’s the dentist near me that offers comprehensive dental care? Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel. But you don’t have to take Google’s word for it. There are many people in and around Clinton Township who trust their smiles to Dr. Salzberg-Siegel. She and her staff offer all of the dental services you need to take care of your family’s smiles. And our office is conveniently located at 38550 Garfield Road between Clinton River Road and 17 Mile Road. We make it easy to maintain your oral and general health.
November 22, 2015
At Smiles by Mindy, Dr. Siegel knows that each patient has their own unique needs. For some, it’s comfort. A fear of the dentist, a bad back or a painful neck can all make dental work a thing to dread. Or, as in Nancy’s case, sometimes it’s all three.
“I’ve never been fond of the dentist,” Nancy says, explaining that as a child is was about her fear, and as she got older it was that combined with a bad back and neck that just made it impossible to sit in the dental chair. (more…)
October 4, 2015
When it comes to talking about our services, sometimes we know we just have to let our patients talk for us. Click to hear one powerful story.
“I never thought I’d have a mouth full of teeth as good as these!” Says John, one Smiles by Mindy patient whose life has been dramatically improved since seeking treatment with Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, the trusted dentist in Clinton Township, MI.
John’s success isn’t unusual. In fact, almost all of Smiles by Mindy’s patients say they wouldn’t change a thing about their oral treatment. John’s journey to a beautiful, complete smile started the way so many others do, too — he says he had a number of dental problems, none of which had ever been properly taken care of. He’d heard about Dr. Salzberg-Siegel through a friend, and he decided to give one last shot at finally fixing those teeth. (more…)
March 20, 2015
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, approximately half of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease, a chronic infection of the gums that has been linked to problems like heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, diabetes, and more. Knowing your risks and understanding methods of prevention are your greatest resources in protecting your smile and your body from the hazards of periodontal disease. At the Clinton Township, MI dental office of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, you’ll find everything that you and your family need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health, including screenings and treatment for gum disease.
Symptoms & Complications of Gum Disease
The most common symptom associated with periodontal disease is tenderness and swelling of the gingival tissues. You may notice that your gums bleed during or after brushing and/or flossing. Other symptoms include:
- Recession of the gums (exposed roots at the gum line)
- Increased sensitivity to cold foods and beverages
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
- Pain while chewing
- Reddening of the gums, particularly near the roots of teeth
- Widening gaps between teeth close to the gum line
In many patients, mild to moderate gum disease may develop without any noticeable symptoms. This is the primary reason that routine periodontal hygiene visits with your dentist are so important. Only a comprehensive exam and cleaning will definitively determine the presence of infection within the gums.
Assessing Your Gum Disease Risk
There are a variety of risk factors for the development of periodontal disease. Understanding how your lifestyle choices and systemic health affect your gums is critical to prevention and effective treatment. The most commonly gum disease risk factors include the following:
- Poor oral hygiene. The accumulation of plaque at and beneath the gum line is the primary cause of gum disease.
- Tobacco use. Using tobacco in any form – including smoking and chewing tobacco – greatly increases your risk of developing irritation of the gingival tissues.
- Many over-the-counter and prescription medications cause a reduction in saliva production. Saliva helps to protect your teeth and gums from the bacteria that cause decay and disease.
- Individuals with a family history of gum disease are more susceptible to the condition.
- Studies indicate that stress makes it more difficult for your body to fight off infection, including gum disease.
- Teeth grinding or clenching. Patients who suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) or jaw clenching – both of which accelerate the rate at which connective tissues deteriorate – are at an increased risk for developing periodontal disease.
Schedule Your Gum Disease Assessment Today
If you suspect that you may be suffering from gum disease or if it has been more than one year since your last professional dental cleaning, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and her experienced, caring team. You can also complete your own gum disease risk assessment at SelfScreen.net and present your findings at your next appointment. Working together, you and Dr. Salzberg-Siegel can effectively reduce your risk of complications associated with this condition. Our Clinton Township, MI dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the nearby areas of Shelby, Fraser, Sterling Heights, Mount Clemens, Saint Clair Shores, and beyond.