Healthy Snacks That Won’t Send Your Kid (or You) to the Dentist

It’s estimated that almost 40 percent of children have dental cavities by the time they reach kindergarten, and poor dental health in kids has a strong link to underperformance in school. Children with cavities are three times more likely to skip school because of physical or emotional pain. Maintaining your child’s oral care helps lay […]

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Brushing Habits for Adults

Over 64 million adults in the United States have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Proper dental care is important to combat gum disease and various types of tooth decay, and your first line of defense is your daily brushing routine. However, you’d be surprised by how many adults aren’t brushing their teeth properly. Find […]

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Why Should You Floss?

Most people have heard that they should floss their teeth every day, but some see this as a minor detail in their oral health. Many believe that if they are brushing their teeth twice a day, then flossing isn’t that important. Well, here’s a secret: your dentist always knows when you’re not flossing because your […]

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Treating Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is an easily reversible gum disease that can affect you at any point in your life, and it’s not alway reflective of poor hygiene habits. When gingivitis worsens, it becomes periodontitis and is more difficult to treat. Dr. Fiss uses laser therapy to treat patients with advanced forms of […]

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Saliva: The Unsung Hero of Oral Health

We all know how important it is to brush and floss our teeth to keep them pearly white. It’s believed that cleaning the teeth will keep the bacteria away, but what few people realize is there is another heavy hitter at play fighting for the mouth’s health: saliva. Many people fail to realize that their […]

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Your Mouth Benefits From Your Diet Resolutions

Nutrition for Oral Health It’s the New Year, and people are making their resolutions, including the resolve to eat healthier. Every year it’s the same: people want to slim down and start dieting with real gusto. As the months pass andmany workplace donuts are consumed, healthy eating habits don’t seem as important any more. But […]

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How Does Sugar Cause Cavities?

According to the American Heart Association, the average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons (88 grams) of added sugar per day, which is more than twice the maximum recommended amount (36 grams). Excessive sugar consumption has been linked to many health risks, including diabetes, hypoglycemia, and obesity, and it can also lead to a myriad of oral […]

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Patient Home Care Instructions

Using a very small amount of toothpaste (the size of a pea), brush your teeth for 2 to 3 minutes. Also, be sure to brush your tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth as well. The cleaning of these areas is vital. Spit out excess toothpaste but DO NOT rinse with water. Floss between all […]

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