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TOOTH DECAY

April 9th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Recently, we’ve seen efforts to limit the size of soft drinks that can be sold in fast food restaurants and convenience stores in New York City. We’ve also seen efforts to add health warning labels to some of these products. Read More »

Soft Drink Product Warning

January 1st, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

We are used to seeing the warning labels on all types of products cautioning that they may cause harm. Unfortunately, all products that are harmful do not have labels. A glaring example is soft drinks. Loaded with sugar (usually 6 or more teaspoons per 8 oz. serving) and often containing caffeine which supports their habitual use and acid levels that produce the demineralization and eventual softening of tooth structure, these drinks can cause real damage to teeth. Read More »

Plaque Facts

December 4th, 2014

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Plaque, that sticky layer of bacteria that coats our teeth, is the source of most dental disease; Tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. But there’s more to dental plaque than meets the eye. Read More »

Floss Substitutes

November 6th, 2014

From the desk of Dr. Fass

OK, we know that everyone isn’t the most compliant when it comes to flossing every day but the simple truth is that the only way to prevent dental disease is to remove the bacterial plaque from all the surfaces of the teeth all the way down to the gum line. Tooth brushes work fine for the outside and inside, but can’t reach between the teeth. Read More »

September 11th, 2014

TRENCH MOUTH
Trench mouth is an old term for what we now refer to as ANUG, or Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis. This is a very painful infection of the gums that can happen very quickly. Read More »

SENIOR DIETS AND ROOT DECAY

August 14th, 2014

The good news is that we’re all living longer. But with this longer life come some challenges to keep our bodies healthy to enjoy these additional years. Among these challenges is the drive to keep our natural teeth. Read More »

HALITOSIS

May 21st, 2014

Halitosis, commonly called “bad breath”, is thought to affect as many as 50% of the adult population and can be a chronic, persistent problem in as much as 25% of the cases.  Dentist’s are often consulted in trying to identify and control the cause of the condition. Read More »

CUSTOM TOOTHBRUSH

May 13th, 2014

A recent media campaign showcased a new product in the dental marketplace.  Produced by a British company in London, this product showcases the latest technologies to provide a unique approach for brushing teeth. Read More »

Dangerous Diets

February 26th, 2014

Many people resolve to lose weight as the Winter progresses and Spring clothing begins to appear in the stores.  According to a recent study, weight loss was the number 1 new year’s resolution for Americans in 2012 and 2013 with nearly $61 billion spent on weight loss products in 2011.  Products such as juice cleanses, diet drinks, smoothies, and shakes promise an easy way to cut overall calories in a flavorful way and without much effort. Read More »

Cancer Treatment and Oral Health

December 19th, 2013

While oral health is always an important part of your overall health, it is even more critical when undergoing treatment for cancer.  There are many treatments that will effect the teeth and gums and the chronic inflammation of gum disease can lead to major systemic problems. Read More »

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