It’s Not About Vanity

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Since 1987, Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care has been providing confidence and dignity to our amazing Detroit and Allen Park patients through cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.

Many Allen Park people seem to have it all together with bright eyes and great smiles. We want you to be on the same footing as your friends, colleagues and customers. Wanting to look your best and feel your best is not about VANITY, it’s about reality in the Detroit professional community. A stunning smile creates a favorable first impression and demonstrates polish and attention to detail. These are advantages for Allen Park people in every field of work.

Popular ways to achieve such a worthy goal might be found in the services we offer at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care in Allen Park. We offer teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and CEREC one-day crowns as ways to improve your confidence and security. Don’t hesitate to ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, sedation, dental implants or any other questions that might be gnawing at you. We’ve got the answers and Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai can set you up with a dental treatment plan that will make your jaw drop!

No matter your age, 20 to 80 – no matter your location from Dearborn to Taylor to Southgate – we invite you to see our caring and professional staff and take the step toward that impressive smile you deserve.

A phone call away at: 313-928-2323. Book a consultation today!

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

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Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress impacts our smile? Here are some dental problems linked to stress.

Canker and Cold Sores
Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes canker sores but suspect they are related to infection, virus, or a weak immune system. If you are prone to mouth sores, you probably already know that stress seems to bring them on or extend healing times. If you frequently get these sores, communicate with your doctor or dentist. Your healthcare provider can advise you on medications, diet, and stress reduction techniques.

Teeth Grinding

It’s no surprise that teeth grinding (bruxism) is bad for teeth. It starts with enamel wear, then loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. During this progression, there may be other troubles such as gum recession, headaches, and TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders). If you grind your teeth, it’s critical to address this condition as soon as possible. In addition to stress, there are many factors that can cause or exacerbate bruxism. These include: malocclusion (bad bite), sleep apnea, and prescription depression and anxiety medications.

Your dentist may prescribe an appliance to protect your teeth and keep your jaw in the proper position while you are sleeping. Other treatments include cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation therapies, mandibular advancement devices, physical therapy, and medication. Your dentist can create a treatment plan and work with you and your doctor to manage or eliminate this condition.

Temporomandibular Disorders
There are many direct and indirect causes of TMD. For example, inability to manage stress may cause jaw clenching which, in turn, causes pain in the jaw joint. Other symptoms of TMD include tenderness, pain, or swelling in the neck, ear, face, or shoulder; popping or clicking sounds; and changes in bite alignment. Again, if you experience any of these, meet with your dentist.

Gum Disease
Stress can reduce your ability to fight plaque build-up which can cause gum disease.

Oral Hygiene
Some people forget brushing and flossing when life becomes difficult.

Diet
It’s not uncommon for people to consume more sugar, snack more often between meals, or drink more alcoholic beverages when experiencing increased stress. All this at a time when vigilant oral hygiene is usually not a person’s first priority!

Tooth pain and untreated dental problems will only give you something else to worry about. Let’s nip this vicious cycle in the bud.

We’re Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while and are experiencing an unusually stressful period, we invite you to schedule an appointment by calling Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care at 313-928-2323. Let’s determine the status of your oral health, schedule treatment if required, and create a plan to restore and maintain a healthy smile. Our caring and professional dental team will make you feel relaxed during your stress-free visit to our comfortable Allen Park office.

Remember, a healthy smile will give you one less thing to worry about.

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

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If you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most important component of a smile makeover.

During your no-pressure cosmetic dental smile makeover consultation we will consider the following issues:

  • Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
  • The current condition of your oral health.
  • The characteristics of your teeth and gums that you wish to fix.
  • The combination of treatments required to reach your goal.
  • A detailed explanation of each procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, or teeth whitening.
  • You can see before and after pictures of smile redesign patients.
  • Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
  • Information about oral conscious sedation.
  • Answers to all of your questions and concerns.
  • Cosmetic dentistry prices and financing options.

By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, I can fully assess the many essential variables unique to your needs. Effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. If this is your first visit to Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with my Allen Park practice and the skilled and friendly members of my treatment team. (We are confident that you will!) Your dazzling smile begins with an exam and consultation at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care; give us a call at 313-928-2323.

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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What’s On Your Dental Wish List?

What Is On Your Dental Wish List? A cosmetic dental consultation is informative and enjoyable. As the patient, you’ll have the opportunity to describe your goals and expectations. If this is your first visit to the practice, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with our dentist and other members of the treatment team. Successful cosmetic dentistry consultations help us provide the highest level of Detroit area dental care.

This is the time to ask questions about possible procedures such as teeth whitening. You can look at pictures of actual Dearborn porcelain veneer patients and Taylor dental implant recipients. Our cosmetic dentistry patients really get excited when they see images of the possible results for their teeth.

By listening effectively and asking the right questions, Greg & Joanne Szalai can fully assess the many variables unique to your needs.

Greg & Joanne Szalai thoroughly examines teeth, gums and biting function. Complete x-rays are taken. Existing dental work, tooth color, tooth alignment, and gum condition are taken into consideration. Medical history and lifestyle are also important considerations. Allen Park cosmetic dentistry costs are outlined.

Taking the first step to learn is your key to understanding your options and preparing to make decisions. Learn about the possibilities for your smile at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care; give us a call at 313-928-2323.

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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Dental Breakthroughs On The Horizon

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At Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care, we use the latest proven dental technology to provide our patients with quality general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. In addition, we keep tabs on the latest dental research that is moving the industry forward.

Here are some of the intriguing dental technologies currently being evaluated and tested:

Fill and Heal: Bioactive Glass
A new type of filling created from ‘bioactive glass’ has been shown to extend the life of fillings by inhibiting secondary decay and replacing lost minerals.

“Bioactive glass, which is a type of crushed glass that is able to interact with the body, has been used in some types of bone healing for decades. This type of glass is only beginning to see use in dentistry, and our research shows it may be very promising for tooth fillings.”1 Jamie Kruzic, professor of advanced structural and biomaterials at the Oregon State University College of Engineering

Stem Cells
Stem cell regenerative medicine is poised to provide a plethora of exciting discoveries in dentistry.

A research team from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University is applying stem cell technology to dentistry with the development of stem-cell based biomaterials that regenerate tooth dentin.2 The purpose is to use them in fillings and root canals to save and regenerate tooth structure. The research is in its early stages, but this technology could one day help preserve millions of smiles for people worldwide.

3D Printing
3D printing is already being used in some dental offices to construct aligners, retainers, drilling guides for implant placement, and extremely accurate models for restorations. As the printers become faster and less pricey, you will be seeing them in more Michigan  dental offices.

Technology has its place, but experience, skill, and a warm and attentive chairside manner are just as essential. The caring and professional team at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care invites you to appreciate the difference at our comfortable dental office. Call today to make an appointment.

Note: The image to the right is a CAD-CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) machine used for the production of dental restorations.

1“Tooth fillings of the future may incorporate bioactive glass,” Oregon State University December 22, 2015, http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/dec/tooth-fillings-future-may-incorporate-bioactive-glass, accessed on October 24, 2016
2Liz Cass, “Fillings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist,” University of Nottingham, July 1, 2016, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2016/july/fillings-that-heal-your-teeth.aspx, accessed on October 24, 2016

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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Are You Smiling?

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Hello Allen Park! Welcome to Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care, and we have been here serving the Detroit area since 1987. We are constantly striving to cater to the oral health needs of our patients, and we hope that you might be one of these patients soon!

One innovative way that we keep our patients and others informed is by this blog, the Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care blog. We want to keep families informed about how they can have healthy, beautiful smiles.

A central goal of this blog is to encourage everyone to develop more effective oral health habits, such as proper brushing and flossing. We also want to promote the use of quality dental products.

Cosmetic dentistry is another important topic that we like to address. We offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services. Ask us about dental implants, teeth whitening, veneers, dental crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and gum contouring. We hope to educate Detroit residents on what these procedures are and how they can help you to get the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted.

If you have any questions, please call us at 313-928-2323 and a member of our caring and professional staff can schedule an appointment for you. Whether you want to know more about in-office teeth whitening, problems such as dry mouth, dental implants, or invisible braces, we can help.

Call today!

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Helping Allen Park Love Dental Visits

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It’s no secret that many Allen Park people dread going to the dentist. Everyone knows it and despite your best efforts, even your Detroit area dentist knows it. But when you start visiting your dentist for the latest cosmetic dental treatments, you may find that you LOVE going to the dentist!

Dentists in the Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate areas have so many procedures and advanced materials at their disposal to make your smile as beautiful as it can be. Dental crowns, veneers, implants, teeth whitening, bonding, inlays and onlays, and short term braces are some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures in and around Allen Park.

Many Detroit residents are surprised to find that most of these procedures are more convenient than they supposed and more affordable than they expected.

We’re Drs. Greg & Joanne Szalai in Allen Park and we want to help you love your dental visits and love your smile. We’ve practiced dentistry since 1987, and find it especially rewarding when Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate residents find renewed confidence after a smile makeover.

At our Allen Park practice we offer dental implants, porcelain veneers, and CEREC one-day crowns. If you have any questions, the caring and professional staff here at Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care would be happy to answer them and schedule an appointment to see what cosmetic dentistry procedures would be right for you.

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

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At Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry.

“About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary L. Marazita, director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.1

Whoa! Did she say 60%? That’s huge. You might be thinking: “That’s why I brush and floss but still get cavities.” Or, better yet, you might be thinking, “No wonder I have never had a cavity but eat candy often and occasionally go to bed without brushing.”

A recent article on CNN.com highlights tooth decay risk factors that have a genetic link1:

Enamel Strength
Your genes play a key role in the composition of your tooth enamel. Soft enamel is more cavity prone.

Sugar Cravings
Whether or not you love sugar has a genetic basis. Now you can blame your parents if you pop M&Ms all day. (But it still isn’t good for your teeth or waistline!)

Chemical Composition of Saliva

Your saliva can protect against cavities – if it properly metabolizes critical minerals and vitamins like calcium, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. Your genes impact your saliva’s power to prevent decay.

Immune Response to Bacteria
We don’t like to think about the harmful bacteria in our mouth but, hopefully, our immune system is ever-vigilant at fighting their constant attempts to cause decay and gum disease. The durability of your immune system is determined, in part, by genetics.

In the next few decades, scientists in the emerging specialty of genetic dentistry may play a critical role in the development of new cavity prevention techniques.

The purpose of this article is not to encourage Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care patients to be lax about oral hygiene if their parents have strong teeth. Nor to cause those whose teeth decay easily to throw their hands up in despair and resign themselves to a toothless mouth.

Proper oral hygiene is important for all of us, regardless of our genetic predisposition to tooth decay. You have the power to be passionate about your oral health, regardless of the genes you inherited. Whether you have frequent dental check-ups, consistent fluoride intake, effective brushing and flossing techniques, and proper nutrition, is up to you.

If you need a thorough dental exam, an expert dental cleaning, a refresher course on proper brushing and flossing, or want to improve your smile with revolutionary cosmetic dentistry, call Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care at 313-928-2323 to schedule a consultation.

1Paul Frysh, “Bad teeth? Blame your genes,” CNN, July 3, 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/03/health/tooth-decay-causes/, accessed on June 24, 2015

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

Posted in General Dentistry

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Saliva

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Our dental practice, Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care, wants to help our Dearborn, Taylor, and Southgate patients to be knowledgeable about oral health issues.

Today we are going to discuss the complexity and importance of your saliva. This typically yucky substance is, in reality, a finely balanced body fluid that not only maintains dental health but also aids in digestion of your food. So, without further adieu, here are the main components of saliva.

1. Water. No surprise here! You saliva consists mostly of water.

2. Enzymes. Enzymes are vital biological catalysts that speed chemical reactions. The enzymes in saliva begin the process of digestion.

3. Immunoproteins. These are powerful cells that fight cellular invaders, such as bacteria. Those in saliva inhibit the overgrowth of microbes in the mouth. This is essential to avoiding gingivitis and keeping a healthy pH balance in the mouth.

4. Minerals. Saliva minerals assist in maintaining the protective enamel surface of the teeth.

Most Detroit dental patients produce enough saliva, but some suffer from dry mouth, which is a lack of saliva. This can be harmful to your dental health, so be sure to communicate with your Allen Park dentist if you are experiencing this.

If you are in the Dearborn, Taylor, or Southgate area and are in search of quality dental care, please call my office today at 313-928-2323. Our caring and professional staff would be happy to talk to you about our acclaimed services, which include:

teeth whitening
porcelain veneers
CEREC one-day crowns
Invisalign

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS – Allen Park Dental Care:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

Posted in Dental Health

Relax. Your Teeth Will Thank You.

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Most Allen Park adults have been warned about the physical effects of stress. Our doctors remind us to protect ourselves from the dangers of unmanaged stress by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep.

We know that we shouldn’t try to relieve stress with overeating, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, or compulsive spending. (Even though many of us are guilty!)

Stress that is not sensibly managed can affect the heart, nervous system, immune system, and digestive system. It can also affect – you guessed it – your teeth.

The obvious risks to oral health are teeth grinding, jaw clenching, smoking, and the over consumption of sugary foods. But did you know that stress can increase plaque production, trigger canker sores and increase the risk of periodontal disease? Another problem is that when people are under excessive stress, they often neglect basic oral hygiene.

If you’re concerned about the effect stress can have on your teeth, schedule an appointment with Greg & Joanne Szalai at Szalai & Szalai DDS today. We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental services including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, CEREC one-day crowns, and Invisalign.

It’s ironic, but for some Allen Park residents, dental visits cause major anxiety. What if the thought of visiting a dentist sends your blood pressure through the roof? Talk to us about sedation dentistry.

Relax. We can help you get the dental treatment you need.

 

Contact Szalai & Szalai DDS:

313-928-2323

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

5329 Allen Rd
Allen Park, Michigan
48101

 

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