Beware of Acid Erosion

Acid erosion is a common problem that Dr. Fiss sees in his new patients. Many foods and drinks we consume are acidic in nature and erode tooth enamel. While you may not be able to see the effects of acid erosion, you could be experiencing it if your teeth are weak, thin, transparent, yellow, or […]

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The Snoring Solution: Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)

Relieve Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Chicago Whether soft and relatively quiet or loud and obnoxious, nobody likes to learn upon waking that they’ve been snoring in their partner’s ear. This noisy breathing is generally caused by the relaxation of the muscles in the throat and mouth during sleep or a mispositioned jaw caused by […]

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Relieve Dental Anxiety

For many people, those six-month dental checkups are viewed as a chore, a hassle to be endured for healthy teeth. For others, the mere idea of the dentist creates feelings of anxiety and fear. Some people rationalize that fear, while others allow it to overwhelm them. In severe cases, people let dental anxiety keep them […]

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The Importance of Oral Cancer Detection

Breast cancer and skin cancer are probably two of the most highly publicized cancers. Every year they claim tens of thousands of lives. However, with the focus on these deadly cancers, people are rarely informed about the probability of other cancers. The danger of voiceless cancers is that people usually don’t understand the need to […]

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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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How to Cure Chronic Bad Breath

Everyone gets bad breath from time to time, but if your bad breath is noticeably pungent even after you brush your teeth, you may have chronic bad breath, also called halitosis. Surprisingly, over 65 percent of the population has this condition. While mouthwash and breath mints can help disguise chronic bad breath, there are a […]

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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

In most cases, gums bleed because bacteria has set in and caused an infection known as gingivitis, or gum disease. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) about half of Americans older than 30 have it. The disease is typically caused by poor oral hygiene. When plaque is not adequately removed from the teeth […]

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