Detecting Oral Cancer

April is “Oral Cancer Awareness Month” and a few days ago I came across a article in The Costco Connection April, 2017  (page 79) written by Joana Breckner that I would like to pass on and encourage you to read. The article truly brings to our attention how important annual comprehensive oral cancer screening is […]

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April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Since Dr. Fiss first introduced the FDA-approved VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System into his practice in 2009, he has been able to provide the community with free oral cancer screenings during the entire month of April. Oral cancer is a devastating disease, and early detection is key in combating this illness to increase the […]

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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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The Best Type of Toothbrush

Your oral health depends on how well and often you clean your teeth. However, not using the proper tools can make those regular brushing and flossing habits a fruitless effort. Thanks to “big dental,” the companies behind dental marketing, many people are fed false information on what is actually best for their teeth. In some […]

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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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Myths About Common Dental Products

It comes as a shock to many people to find out that the common dental products they use aren’t actually created or marketed to them by dentists. In fact, there is very little regulation in the marketing industry, and most over-the-counter or drugstore products can claim whatever they want on their packaging. Since few people […]

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6 Daily Habits That Harm Your Smile

Bi-annual dental visits are enough to maintain the health and beauty of almost any smile, but your visits can become more frequent — and more expensive — due to the damage caused by a few seemingly harmless daily habits. 1. Cough Drops Like many brands of gum, cough drops often contain quite a bit of […]

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