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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Does Diabetes Affect Your Oral Health?

Many people fail to realize that their oral health says a lot about their overall health. Problems with your oral health can be indicative of minor or serious health issues. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, people with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing periodontal disease. The Effect of […]

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Your Oral Health As You Age

Your oral health is important at any age. Not properly taking care of your teeth when you are young can have disastrous effects as you age. While cavity prevention is the main focus of your oral health when you are young, this focus can shift as you age. Even patients with good oral health when […]

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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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Tooth Sensitivity and Your Oral Health

If you are like many people, biting into a popsicle or drinking a hot cup of coffee can cause unbearable pain. For some people, brushing and flossing can also result in discomfort. Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, but many people just assume that their teeth are naturally sensitive to temperature. However, tooth sensitivity is […]

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Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

Many believe that replacing missing teeth is a choice made out of vanity. While filling the gaps will improve your aesthetic, there are other important reasons to replace missing teeth. Missing Teeth Can Cause Other Teeth to Move When you have a missing tooth, the teeth adjacent to the gap have a tendency to move […]

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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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How to Treat Gum Disease

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or gingivitis, is a very common, yet concerning, disease that affects over 64.7 million Americans over the age of 30, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Studies have shown a strong link between gum disease and other inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. When […]

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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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