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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 »

DENTAL CONSIDERATIONS WHILE HOME SHELTERING

April 17th, 2020

From the desk of Stuart F. Fass, D.D.S.

We’re all still stuck in the same loop. Social distancing and staying home as much as possible are the new norm, at least for a while. But some interesting human behaviors seem to kick in during these trying times, some good and some not so much.
We’re spending more time with our kids at home and maybe taking a more active role in their education. Read More »

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 »

FIRST DENTAL EXAM

February 26th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

We are often asked, “When should I bring my child in for the first visit?” The answer may vary according to the circumstances. In general, your child should be seen by the age of 2. If there is some suspected problem due to trauma or development problems, this may be by age 1 or even earlier.

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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 »

Inman Aligners

February 9th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Do you have crowding in your lower front teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, teeth are constantly moving towards the front of the mouth and trying to crowd to the middle which leads to more crowding as we get older. Some find the appearance objectionable while others have discomfort due to the crowding, or even have the upper teeth begin to shift because of the force of the lowers. Read More »

Fear of Dental Treatment

February 9th, 2015

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Most estimates show that only about half of all Americans visit the dentist on a regular basis. Despite the best efforts of organized dentistry, we can’t seem to overcome this statistic. Many studies have come up with reasons for the gap in care; Lack of geographic access to a dental office, fear of pain, fear of cost, fear of the unknown, or a combination of more than one of these are offered as problems associated with failure to get proper care.

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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 »

Dentistry in the Last 35 Years

December 18th, 2014

From the desk of Dr. Fass

My, how things have changed. In the last 35 years the dental office has become quite a different place that provides many new procedures and products in a very different environment.
Let’s start with the changes in staff attire. Can you believe we were practicing without gloves! 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 »

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