September 28, 2015
When it came time for Linda, a fellow Macomb Township resident, to make some real changes to her smile, she was worried she wouldn’t be able to find a dentist she could trust. She’d been suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of missing teeth for too long, but, as she puts it, all the dentists she’d had in the past had been “ready to see her go” once their job was over.
With Mindy, though, it was different. She knew she’d found the implant dentist so many in Macomb Township trust — someone who would really care about her, and her unique dental needs.
August 27, 2015
Back in 2007, Bonnie had a lot going on in her life. She didn’t think she’d have time for a long dental treatment–but it was also around that time that she started to notice a problem with one of her lower teeth. It began when she noticed that she’d often accidentally bite her bottom lip while she was chewing. Then she slowly started noticing other little problems with the position of her teeth.
July 16, 2015
If you’re unhappy with your smile, you may just accept it as the way things have to be, but advances in cosmetic dentistry have made a picture-perfect smile attainable for every patient. At the Clinton Township dental practice of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, we strive to offer effective, esthetic dentistry services that can make your smile flawless, and many cosmetic treatments also improve your overall oral health. If you’re interested in learning more about our cosmetic dentistry services including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, clear braces, and how our smile makeovers transform smiles every day, call our office today for a free consultation. (more…)
June 4, 2015
For more than 25 years, Clinton Township patients have trusted Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel and her team with the health and beauty of their smiles. We utilize the latest in cutting-edge technology and equipment to provide the families in our community with long-term solutions to major problems like tooth loss, advanced decay, gum disease, and more. With dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel can give you and your smile a new lease on life, no matter how severe the condition of your oral health.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most commonly used tooth replacement solution when a patient is undergoing full-mouth reconstruction. The structural integrity of dental implants promotes the most secure and natural results possible, allowing men and women suffering from tooth loss to enjoy the innumerable benefits of a complete set of teeth once again.
In addition to providing unparalleled bite strength and an exceptionally lifelike appearance, dental implants give full-mouth reconstruction patients the added benefit of a healthier jaw. When permanent teeth are lost, the bone tissue in the jaw begins to atrophy. As this degeneration of bone continues, other teeth are compromised and may begin to shift or fall out altogether.
Because dental implants effectively stimulate the bone in the jaw, they mitigate the loss of the connective tissue that holds your teeth in place. Facial contours are preserved, allowing you to maintain a balanced and youthful appearance.
Reclaim Your Smile and Your Oral Health
As your trusted Clinton Township reconstructive dentist, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel is committed to helping you enjoy an improved quality of life and a more beautiful smile with a comprehensive menu of services. When you choose Dr. Salzberg-Siegel as your dental implant specialist, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you are in capable and experienced hands. To learn more about our advanced technology and expertise or to schedule your consultation, contact our office today and speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff. We genuinely look forward to serving you.
Our state-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dentistry practice in Clinton Township, MI is privileged to provide complete oral healthcare to patients in the surrounding areas of Fraser, Sterling Heights, Shelby, Mount Clemens, Detroit, and beyond.
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.