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  DENTISTRY AFTER THE PANDEMIC

May 1st, 2020

From the desk of Dr. Fass

We’re still seeing our everyday lives turned upside down and trying to fall into new, protective routines for our collective health.  Many of the common activities have become transformed like grocery shopping with masks, gloves, and social distancing.   Your dental visits will be similarly somewhat different. 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 »

GETTING OLDER

September 26th, 2013

As we age, the body undergoes changes that are inevitable.  But as our medical knowledge advances, we identify some changes that, while once thought to be a fact of aging, are indeed preventable.  Such is the case with the loss of teeth.  As recently as 50 years ago, 80% of  Americans reaching the age of 65 had lost all of their teeth.  Today, that figure is under 20%. Read More »

ANUG

August 29th, 2013

Most periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic, slow progressing condition with few or no symptoms, including an absence of pain.  However, on rare occasion, we see a very painful acute condition known as Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, or ANUG(pronounced AY-nug).  Known in the past as Vincent’s infection (from the bacteria thought to cause the condition) or trench mouth (from the soldiers in the trenches in World War I), it is characterized by very painful gums, bleeding ulcers on the gums and sometimes a low grade fever. 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 »

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 »

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