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SMOKELESS DOESN’T MEAN HARMLESS

February 12th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

If you don’t know that cigarettes kill, then you’ve been out of touch with the news for the last 30 years. But what you may not know can kill you also, that is that chewing tobacco (also called spit tobacco or snuff) is just as deadly. 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 »

The Six Month Examination

August 15th, 2013

There have been recent questions in the medical field lately on how frequently some tests or examinations, that are considered good preventive routine, should be done.  These have included mammography, PSA tests for prostate screening, and even annual physicals for children.  Included in this group recently is the six month dental visit. Read More »

Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

June 6th, 2013

Happily, with the increased awareness of smoking related diseases, more and more people have successfully given up smoking.  Unfortunately, however, some of these former smokers have become tobacco chewers, a habit which can be just as harmful to the oral tissues as smoking is to the heart and lungs. Read More »

REGULAR DENTAL VISITS

April 11th, 2013

Your regular dental visits are important to give your dental team the opportunity to help you maintain maximal oral health.  There are multiple procedure accomplished during this visit to help diagnose and treat your teeth and oral tissues.
The visit starts with a review of your health history.  Any changes in your health and medications are important to convey to the staff. Read More »

Oral Cancer

August 10th, 2011

According to the National Cancer Institute, there were approximately 36,500 new cases and 7,800 deaths resulting from oral and pharyngeal (upper throat) cancer (OPC) in the United States in 2010.  More than 90 percent of these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas.  Dentistry is closely involved with promoting the prevention and early detection and treatment of OPC. Read More »

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