Want to add a few years to your life expectancy? If you take care of your gums and avoid periodontal disease, then case studies show that you may be able to live three to six years longer. At Smiles by Mindy, we combine scaling and root planing with Arestin periodontal therapy in Clinton Township in order to completely eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease. Read on to learn more about gum disease, periodontal therapy and the importance of Arestin.
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.
May 1, 2015
You’ve planned everything perfectly down to the last detail, ensuring that your wedding day will be the magical, memorable event of your dreams. From the perfect wedding dress and gorgeous, color-coordinated flowers to the invitations and personalized place cards, you’re finally ready for your big day. This leaves only one question: Is your smile ready for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration? If you have to hesitate for even a moment, we want to help. You should feel 100 percent comfortable and confident in your appearance on your wedding day, and cosmetic dentistry treatments at Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, DDS, PC make that possible.
Complete Your Stunning Wedding Day Look
Are your teeth flawed with stains, cracks, chips in the enamel, or even unsightly gaps that make you feel self-conscious about your smile? Porcelain veneers and Lumineers can seamlessly erase these common dental blemishes, giving you a brand new smile that still looks completely natural. Perhaps your teeth are in good condition in general, but deep stains from coffee, tea, red wine, or smoking are still holding you back. Our revolutionary teeth whitening treatments will reveal a brilliantly white smile that you can feel proud of. We also offer a comprehensive array of additional cosmetic dentistry options, each customized to suit your individual smile and unique needs. These include:
- Snap-On Smiles
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Invisalign Clear Braces
- Complete Smile Makeovers
- Gum contouring and gum lifts
Schedule Your Visit Today
Look your best on your big day with cosmetic dentistry solutions at Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, DDS, PC in Clinton Township, MI. We can’t wait to show you what a dramatic difference our state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry services can make in your smile. You’ll not only look amazing in your wedding photos and videos; you’ll actually feel even more radiant as you smile with complete confidence, knowing that your teeth look naturally flawless.
Contact our office in Clinton Township, MI today to reserve your appointment and discover the innumerable benefits of a rejuvenated smile, just in time for your wedding day. We also proudly serve patients from throughout 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.
February 24, 2015
At the Clinton Township, MI dental practice of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, our team genuinely cares not only about your oral health, but about your overall wellness, too. That’s why we specialize in offering comprehensive screening and treatment for serious health conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder that prevents proper airflow to the lungs while the affected patient is sleeping. With our sleep apnea assessment, screening, and proven treatments, we can help you prevent the serious health effects associated with this widespread condition.
Knowing the Symptoms & Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea (OSA)
While excessively loud snoring is among the most noticeable symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, there are other signs that you and your loved ones should keep in mind as well. These lesser known effects may help in the ultimate assessment of your risk and should be brought up in the next conversation you have with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel. Common symptoms include:
- Morning fatigue and headaches
- Irritability or anxiety
- Inability to concentrate on daily tasks
- In children, failure to grow or gain weight as expected for age group
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep (insomnia)
- Waking up with a sore throat and/or dry mouth
- Sudden awakenings with chest pain, shortness of breath, or rapid heartbeat
Risk factors for the development of sleep apnea include:
- Alcohol use before bedtime
- Being overweight
- Chronic nasal congestion
- Narrowed airway, usually due to enlarged glands or a large neck
In addition to these factors, individuals who have a family history of sleep apnea are more likely to suffer from this condition.
The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea
When left untreated or when insufficiently managed, obstructive sleep apnea can lead to a wide variety of potentially life-threatening health complications, including:
- High blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart failure and cardiac arrest
- Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)
- Disorders of thee eyes, including glaucoma, conjunctivitis, optic neuropathy
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Excessive daytime fatigue, which may lead to accidents at work, at home, and behind the wheel
- Erectile dysfunction
- Nerve disorders, seizures, and epilepsy
- Increased risk of severe asthma attacks
- Risk to the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies
- Chronic depression, anxiety, and other psychological problems
Another pertinent side effect of sleep apnea is substantial memory loss. If you often find yourself at a loss for a specific word or phrase, or if you frequently forget names, you may be unwittingly suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The majority of people affected by this common sleep disorder do not recall waking up throughout the night, though they do typically feel extremely tired upon waking and even throughout the day. This is another reason that screening for sleep apnea is so integral to your overall health and well-being.
Sleep Apnea Screening in Clinton Township, MI
It is estimated that more than 18 million men and women in America suffer from sleep apnea. Take control of your health and your life with a sleep apnea assessment at SelfScreen.net and a consultation with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your symptoms as well as the underlying cause of your OSA so that you can finally enjoy restful sleep and improved health. Conveniently located in Clinton Township, MI, our state-of-the-art practice is privileged to serve the needs of families from throughout the surrounding communities, including Saint Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Shelby, Fraser, and beyond.
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.
September 13, 2014
Acid reflux – also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD – is a condition that affects approximately 60 percent of the adult population in America at least once per year. An estimated 20 to 30 percent will experience weekly symptoms. The number of hospitalizations due to acid reflux continues to grow each year, making it a serious health condition worthy of close consideration and attention. At the Clinton Township, MI dental office of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel, our team is committed to helping patients understand their risk factors for acid reflux to improve outcomes and overall health. Our unique approach to this widespread condition gives our patients a clear advantage in the fight against GERD’s oral health and systemic effects.
Understanding Acid Reflux
The term “acid reflux” refers to the recurring upward movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. While the stomach’s protective lining is adapted to this harsh hydrochloric acid, the tissues in the esophagus and oral cavity are easily irritated by its abrasive composition. With repeated instances of reflux, patients may experience a variety of symptoms and complications, including:
- Frequent heartburn, often severe in nature
- Regurgitation (a bitter or sour taste in the mouth and burning in the throat)
- Recurring hoarseness or cough
- A feeling that something is caught in the throat
- Erosion of tooth enamel (exacerbated by bruxism)
- Excessive production of mucus; post-nasal drip
- Increased risk of esophageal cancer
- Indigestion, hiccups, burping, and bloating after eating
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and Your Doctor: Partnering for Your Health
The link between oral health and systemic wellness has been well established for years. Correlations have been discovered between periodontal disease and a wide range of serious health conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, pulmonary hypertension, and even some forms of cancer. Targeting oral health concerns in conjunction with systemic conditions is one way that we help our patients live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. This is of particular importance in the case of acid reflux.
In order to best serve our patients from Clinton Township, MI and the surrounding areas, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel has elected to partner with general practitioners in our community. By providing our patients and their doctors with the proper tools for prescreening for acid reflux, we can help mitigate and even prevent the harmful effects of this condition. We are able to actively contact your primary care provider with information specific to your unique case, further enhancing your care and reducing your risk of potentially serious health conditions related to acid reflux.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Working together, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and local general practitioners can help safeguard and improve the health of our mutual patients. Find us on Selfscreen.net to take a free assessment to evaluate your potential risks for acid reflux, periodontal disease, and other conditions that may affect your systemic health. As always, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel is always here to answer any questions you may have and to address your concerns in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Your ongoing oral wellness and overall health are our top priorities.
Contact us at our Clinton Township, MI dental office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Salzberg-Siegel and our caring, highly educated staff. Our state-of-the-art practice is privileged to serve families from throughout the surrounding communities of Mount Clemens, Saint Clair Shores, Shelby, Sterling Heights, Fraser, and more.