April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

  For the sixth consecutive year, Dr. Fiss will be offering free oral cancer screenings (usually $35) using the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System at all cleanings during the entire month of April. Dr. Fiss is committed to doing his part to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of this devastating disease. […]

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Reasons to See Your Dentist Beyond Your Teeth

The importance of visiting your dentist regularly is common knowledge. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove hardened plaque from beneath the gum line and detect gum disease and tooth decay before it leads to worse problems. However, not many people know that there are several reasons to see your dentist beyond the health […]

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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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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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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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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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Treatment of Gum Disease in Chicago

Oral hygiene is an important factor in maintaining healthy teeth, so if you are seeking treatment of gum disease in Chicago, contact cosmetic dentist Benjamin S. Fiss, D.D.S. He can address your concerns to help you achieve the healthy gums that are necessary in retaining strong teeth and ensuring a fresh and clean mouth! Treatment […]

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