3 Ways to Cure Bad Breath

For many of us, the fear of having bad breath is constant. Whether this concern is present when talking to your boss, going on a date, or meeting new people, bad breath can significantly damage your confidence and affect the way that others see you. Many people try to cover up bad breath by ensuring […]

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TMD and Toothaches

The discomfort of a toothache is, unfortunately, something that many people are familiar with. Between the constant, subtle irritation, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, pain when chewing or talking, and swelling around the tooth or jaw, toothaches can make your daily routines seem almost unbearable. Toothaches are the result of an irritated […]

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Do Home Remedies for Gum Disease Really Work?

Gum disease is a leading concern of most dental professionals. It can lead to tooth decay and, eventually,  tooth loss. Gum disease has two levels. The first, known as gingivitis, is easily remedied and causes gums to become inflamed and swollen. Periodontitis occurs when gingivitis goes untreated and is the result of inflammation causing the […]

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April 2018 Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

For the eighth 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. As […]

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How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your smile can be one of the most detrimental things to your self-esteem and self-image. Misshapen, chipped, and discolored teeth can affect your confidence and the way you present yourself. This lack of confidence may cause you to pull back from social interactions or keep you from participating in activities […]

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Cavity Detection Options

Cavity. It’s a word that sends a wave of fear down many people’s spines; however, it’s also a word that many people know all too well. Even with proper oral hygiene (consistent brushing and flossing as well as regular dental visits), cavities are still possible. While they are easily fixed, cavities go unaddressed too often, […]

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Straighten Teeth Without Metal Braces

It’s a probable assumption that anyone who wore metal braces on their teeth during their childhood got a front row seat to a host of less than loveable nicknames like metal mouth, brace face, etc. While traditional metal braces can successfully align crooked teeth, these have been known to be uncomfortable due to the metal […]

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No More Dentures: “Teeth in a Day” The All-on-4 Procedure

Dentures help individuals who are missing most or all of their teeth to continue to speak and eat normally. However, dentures don’t offer the same long-term protections as dental implants. The unique All-on-4 tooth restoration treatment uses only four dental implants to support a full dental bridge and ensures jawbone stability while protecting your smile […]

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Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Sleep is essential to your health and well-being. If you have sleep apnea, you may not realize just how much it is affecting you. Sleep apnea does more than make you snore at night; it also prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep, leaving you vulnerable to a myriad of health risks caused by […]

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Should I Remove My Wisdom Teeth?

We start developing our teeth before we even reach our first birthday. Primary teeth begin to show at about six months of age, and teeth continue to erupt into pre-teenhood. Third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last to develop and typically surface between age 17 to 25. The timeline for tooth development is somewhat […]

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