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Dr. Nida Alshaikh, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Nida Alshaikh is a Dentist practicing in Westland, MI. Dr. Alshaikh specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Dr. Nida Alshaikh, DDS
  • Westland, Michigan
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Accepting new patients

What can be done for chipped tooth?

Depends on the severity of the chipped part of the tooth. If the chipped part is not involving the nerve, then direct white filling called composite can be used to restore it, READ MORE
Depends on the severity of the chipped part of the tooth. If the chipped part is not involving the nerve, then direct white filling called composite can be used to restore it, which is usually affordable in price.

For small kids how frequent should dentist visits be?

Twice a year for regular check up which is every 6 months

My nephew has one tooth erupting and he is just 1 month old. Is it normal?

It's rare, but it happens. No worries, my advice is to take your nephew to a dentist just to do an oral examination, but as long as there's no pain present for the baby...

How should I maintain my gum health?

Great news that you're on top of brushing and flossing. Keep these habits as your daily routine with regular checkups every 6 months with your dentist and following healthy diets READ MORE
Great news that you're on top of brushing and flossing. Keep these habits as your daily routine with regular checkups every 6 months with your dentist and following healthy diets by avoiding and reducing acidic surgery foods or drinks, with no smoking or any tobacco use, either. Monitor your general health issues to make sure there's no underlying health disease that could affect the health of the gum, such as diabetes, asthma, etc. Also, knowing such medications could cause dry mouth that could lead to gum problems such as antidepressants and steroids could cause dry mouth that leads to gum health.

What should I do for my chipped tooth?

First, you need to see your dentist to take X-ray to make sure it's not involving the nerve then decide if it can be restored with regular filling material or if it needs a crown READ MORE
First, you need to see your dentist to take X-ray to make sure it's not involving the nerve then decide if it can be restored with regular filling material or if it needs a crown or possible root canal treatment.

How can I manage my child’s dental health yet allow him to eat sweets?

Yes, too much sugar can cause cavities as well as other health problems such as diabetes. You can always try to substitute with healthy snacks such as fruit and vegetables, and READ MORE
Yes, too much sugar can cause cavities as well as other health problems such as diabetes. You can always try to substitute with healthy snacks such as fruit and vegetables, and if still can't control it, make sure he brushes at least twice a day with rinsing after each meal and see a dentist twice year for cleaning and check up. Also, you can show him kids videos how too much sugar affects teeth and health. Also, remember you're the parent to always be in charge of his food habits.

Is the fluoride treatment at the dentist really worth it?

Yes, it is worth it to get twice a year, especially for caries high risk patients. 

How can I close the gap between my frontal teeth?

Yes there's different option to close spaces either with direct white composite fillings or veneers or emax crowns depends in current tooth structure or any previous treatment READ MORE
Yes there's different option to close spaces either with direct white
composite fillings or veneers or emax crowns depends in current tooth
structure or any previous treatment done on those front teeth and depends
in ur financial ability check with ur dentist to discuss different
treatment options
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Nida alshaikh dds

Wisdom teeth removal

Wisdom teeth have different reasons to be extracted Such as for Orthodintic, pain , impactions, infections Extractions of wisdom teeth could be simple or surgical and most of READ MORE
Wisdom teeth have different reasons to be extracted Such as for
Orthodintic, pain , impactions, infections Extractions of wisdom teeth
could be simple or surgical and most of impacted ones have diffrent
complications that some require referrals to an oral surgeon depends on
different factors such as type of impactions , possible nerve involvement,
patients health issues and level of patients apprehension that some need to
be sedated orally or locally or under Iv or general sedation and mostly the
level of the general dentist's experience in those type of cases . So the
general dentist would be able to evaluate and diagnosis each case
individually depends on the issueds mentioned above and then decides if ur
dentist would be able to do it or an oral surgeon to perform those
procedures . Good panoramic X-ray with good visual oral exam are the key to
evaluate who will perform such cases like that .