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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 »

Halloween Time Again

October 28th, 2014

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Did you follow my advice last year and stock up on inexpensive little gifts and toys to hand out instead of candy? OK, you’re probably not alone and the kids don’t mind the candy. Just remember to keep it in check and limit the frequency of sweets while encouraging proper home care. And no opening the candy wrappers with teeth. They really aren’t built to be used as tools or scissors.

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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 »

ABFRACTIONS

March 26th, 2014

Don’t get nervous, this isn’t a mathematics article.  Abfractions are a common finding in middle aged to older adults.  We often notice grooves at the necks of the teeth near the gum line, especially if there is some gum recession.  These are usually not symptomatic, although some patients notice some cold sensitivity. 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 »

SAVING “BABY” TEETH

December 5th, 2013

Your dentist will often use advanced measures to save your child’s baby teeth (called deciduous teeth, like the trees that lose their leaves).  Although some people feel that, since they will be lost anyway, it is not worth spending time, expense, and effort to save them.  But nothing could be further from the truth. Read More »

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