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Dentist Grand Ledge, MI - Grand Ledge Smiles

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Welcome to Grand Ledge Smiles

The dental professionals at Grand Ledge Smiles are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a website loaded with valuable information about dentistry and dental problems and treatments. We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have a concern about your teeth.

Our website also provides you with background about our, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in Grand Ledge and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose Grand Ledge Smiles, you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Grand Ledge Smiles's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our Grand Ledge office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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  • Orthodontic FAQs

    What do orthodontists do? Orthodontists are dental specialists who diagnose and treat problems with the position, alignment or spacing of the teeth, and related irregularities in the face and the jaw. A number of special treatments, including braces and other oral appliances, are used to correct these ...

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  • Oral Hygiene for Kids

    Teeth can last a lifetime if you take care of them right — and the best time to start is just as soon as they begin appearing. By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever. Tooth decay, ...

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  • Fillings

    If you have never had a cavity, congratulations! If you have had one, you are not alone. About 78% of us have had at least one cavity by the time we reach age 17, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. Fortunately there's a time-tested treatment for cavities: the dental filling. Fillings ...

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  • Tips to Prevent Cavities

    Cavities are little holes in teeth that can eventually cause big problems. They form when tooth-eroding acid attacks a tooth's protective outer covering (enamel). This acid mainly comes from two sources: your diet, and certain oral bacteria that thrive in the absence of effective oral hygiene. If cavities ...

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  • Sinus Surgery

    If you want to replace a missing or failing tooth with a state-of-the-art dental implant (watch dental implant video), your dentist will first need to make sure that you have sufficient bone in your jaw to anchor the implant. This is true no matter what type of tooth is being replaced. However, if it ...

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  • Smile Makeover

    Smiling with confidence makes you feel great. A beautiful smile is also an important social and professional asset. Yet there are many people who avoid showing their teeth in public or in photographs because they don't like what they see. If that describes you, then why not start the process of getting ...

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  • Preventive Dentistry

    You've no doubt heard it said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In dentistry, you might say it's worth two pounds. Maybe even thousands of dollars. That's because dental problems can become exponentially more expensive — and painful — the longer they go unaddressed. Fortunately, ...

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  • Mouthrinses

    Numerous studies have shown that using an appropriate mouth rinse, in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing, is an easy and effective way for you to improve your overall oral health. As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouth rinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective ...

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  • Invisalign for Teens

    There's a new technology that's (literally) putting a smile on plenty of young faces: A system of clear, removable aligners made especially for teens called Invisalign Teen®! If you (or a teenager you know) are a candidate for this treatment, you might find it's the best fit for your lifestyle: It lets ...

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  • Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    While you may think that some loss of teeth is inevitable with aging, it is actually possible for all of your teeth to last a lifetime. One of the ways you can achieve this goal is to avoid periodontal disease (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth), which is caused by bacteria that attack the ...

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Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Edward Troshak D.D.S.
    • Graduated from The University of Michigan Dental School in 1977 and has enjoyed the practice of general dentistry since that time.
    • Member in good standing of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the OBI Foundation for Bioesthetic Dentistry.
    • Enjoys taking continuing education courses, watching good movies, and participating in mission trips with his church.

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  • Aziza AskariDMD, MBA, MAGD
    Creating the Spa Experience

    Relaxing dentistry. This is Dr. Askari’s goal when patients visit, offering gentle care and spa comforts to put them at ease. She and her staff believe that too many people have negative experiences at the dentist, which is why Grand Ledge Smiles provides a light-hearted and pleasant..

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  • Dr. Ayah Zaki

    Dr. Ayah Zaki graduated from dental school year 2007. Dr. Zaki is an exceptional General Family and Cosmetic dentistry with over 10+ years of experience in preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

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  • Gregory J. Young

    Dr. Gregory J. Young is distinguished with an award of - 'Diplomate and Board Certified' by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry since May of 2007. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

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  • Edward Essayn

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Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "I like the colors in your office, it is very comforting when I come in. Dr Askari, you have a very good chairside manner. You are always on time and very effectionate. Angey and Jamie are irreplaceable. I love the rest of your team as well. Thank you for everything!"
    Veronica W.
  • "I would like to say that the atmosphere and the attitudes of the people here are both above par. Your team thinks of the patients feelings, comfort, and well being above all else. I use to hate the dentist until I came to your office and found out that caring for my teeth and myself make me a better person."
    Michelle B.
  • "Dr. Askari,

    You have a very friendly staff! I always feel they will take care of me and my family. They will make everything possible to accomodate you if there is ever an emergancy."
    Krassi L.
  • "Going to a new dentist for the first time is not easy. Trust me initially i was also very apprehensive when i was referred to Dr. Askari. But i must give her TEAM all the credit, they made me comfortable, now i go there for regular appointments and i strongly recommend Dr. Askari to my family and friends. A pleasant surprise in terms of overall experience awaits you. As soon as i entered Dr. Askari's office i had a very good first impression. I am now motivated to go to a dentist in town more then i ever thought of. I am very impressed with the SPA like environment, friendly & enthusiastic staff, great chair side manners, latest technology & techniques, and the best treatment & financial options offered.

    Above all they really do give me a reason to smile!"
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A Message on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our office will be open starting June 1st for regular hours.

COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we understand your concerns. If you are experiencing any fever, coughing, or shortness of breath, please call us to reschedule and make sure to seek medical advice.

Your dental visits are an important part of staying healthy and we want you to know what we’re doing to keep you safe. Along with our already stringent equipment and treatment room sterilization protocols, we are committed to:

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