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.
January 20, 2015
Though dental decay is 100 percent preventable, it is still the most prevalent disease affecting children in the United States today. In fact, dental disease results in approximately 51 million hours of lost school work every year in children 18 and under. American adults lose an estimated 164 million hours of work each year due to the same problem. At the office of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel in Clinton Township, MI, our team works with families from throughout our community to ensure healthy smiles at every stage of life. We accomplish this by offering an all-encompassing range of risk assessments and screening procedures, including those specifically designed to identify risk factors for dental cavities.
Understanding Your Tooth Decay Risk
There are a number of reasons that children and adults develop dental caries, more commonly known as cavities. The most common risk factors include:
- Dry mouth
- Frequent snacking
- Drinking beverages other than water between meals
- Eating or drinking right before bed (after brushing teeth)
- Improper brushing techniques
- Insufficient fluoride intake
- Too much sugar, starch, or carbonated beverages in daily diet
- Tooth crowding
- Eating disorders
- Poor oral hygiene (specifically failure to floss regularly or properly)
Tooth decay isn’t always easily detected in its earliest stages. In fact, incipient interproximal caries (early decay that occurs between teeth) are incredibly difficult to see without the proper technology and an experienced dental professional’s expertise. That is why our office incorporates state-of-the-art dental tools, equipment, and technology, giving you the greatest advantage in the fight against dental cavities.
Protect Your Smile: Schedule Your Visit Today
With the most advanced technology in the industry combined with a caring and gentle approach, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel helps the families of Clinton Township, MI and the surrounding communities keep their smiles free of cavities and looking their best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our team, and learn how to assess your own risk of dental caries with the free screening application at SelfScreen.net. We genuinely look forward to helping you keep your smile safe from decay and disease, always utilizing the latest in state-of-the-art methods, equipment, and treatments. Our family-friendly, patient-centric office proudly serves patients from throughout Clinton Township, Shelby, Saint Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Fraser, and beyond.
July 21, 2014
Tooth decay (also known as dental caries) is the most widespread chronic disease in children, adolescents, and adults in the U.S. Left untreated, dental caries can lead to an entire host of potentially more serious oral health issues, making it one of the primary concerns for both dentists and their patients. At Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, DDS, PC in Clinton Township, MI, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and her team utilize advanced technology and a proven anti-cavity hygiene approach called CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment). In conjunction with this system, we offer products from CariFree that specifically target the underlying issues behind recurrent tooth decay.
Benefits of CAMBRA and CariFree Technology
The primary advantage of the CAMBRA model is that it essentially emphasizes the need to consider all contributing factors in the case of dental caries as a state of disease. The patient’s individual level of risk – as well as the appropriate methods of treatment and prevention – is paramount to successful recovery from dental caries and the complications they may cause. The proven CAMBRA approach, utilized every day by Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and her team, takes into account the disease of dental caries in its entirety. It focuses on healing and reversing damage caused by chronic decay problems in a way that simultaneously aids in the prevention of further harm.
At Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, DDS, PC, we strive every day to help patients with recurrent decay overcome their condition in a way that actually suits their lifestyle. This is why we incorporate CariFree professional grade products into our patients’ oral hygiene regimens. This revolutionary line of anti-cavity products effectively alters and improves the oral environment to promote a healthier pH balance and to encourage the development of beneficial bacteria. CariFree rinses, tooth gels, oral wipes, sprays, and gum are especially beneficial to patients who:
- Experience chronic halitosis (bad breath)
- Suffer from gum disease
- Have cavities
- Have xerostomia (dry mouth)
- Experience difficulty properly brushing their teeth
- Simply want to ensure the long-term health of their teeth and gums
Tooth Decay Checklist: When is it Time for Concern?
When it comes to your risk of developing tooth decay, ask yourself these questions:
- Do you ever notice plaque buildup on your teeth?
- Have you had a cavity in the past 24 months?
- Do you ever notice that your mouth is dry?
- Do you snack in between meals?
- Do you wear any type of oral appliance?
- Do you smoke?
- Do you have acid reflux?
- Are you diabetic?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it would be a good idea to contact Dr. Salzberg-Siegel’s office for a CariFree assessment. It might just be your key to success in decreasing your risk of cavities and improving your oral health. To learn more, read about CariFree and CAMBRA here.
Experience the difference that a genuine commitment to your oral health can make for you. Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Clinton Township, MI proudly serves families from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Shelby, Fraser, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, and more.