Article Archive

Below is a list of all articles by Dr. Fascilla.

September and Dental Health
September is such a wonderful month filled with beautiful blue skies...
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Summer Teeth Quiz
The following is a 5 statement quiz brought to you by the American Dental Association...
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The Value of a Smile
Recently over lunch-time conversation, a dental assistant described a...
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Deepwater Horizon
April 20, 2017 marks the seventh anniversary of the explosion...
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Pediatric vs General or Family Dentist
Recently over lunch-time conversation, a dental assistant described a...
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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
With Valentines Day being one of the highlights of February and with so much chocolate...
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How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions
By the time this article goes to print, just a few weeks into January...
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What is an E-Cigarette and Are They Safe?
As e-cigarettes become more popular and accessible, a lot of people...
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Mouth Jewelry, Oral piercings and Your Health
“Body art” in the form of mouth piercings is a trend that started...
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To Floss or Not to Floss
In a letter to the Associated Press, the government acknowledged...
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Why Water is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth
Whether you consider your glass half- full or half -empty is not as...
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Fun Facts about Teeth for a Healthy Mouth
Did you know that 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing...
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Gum Chewing, Good or Bad?
A patient recently asked if chewing gum was good for you as she had seen...
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Cavities Don’t Happen Overnight
One of the most important reasons for seeing your dentist regularly is to...
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It’s Never Too Late to Move Them
For many young people with poorly aligned teeth, wearing braces is just...
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Bonding: The Dental “Face-Lift”
Even perfectly healthy teeth can look less than perfect. Overall appearance...
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Tooth Whitening
People have been trying to whiten their teeth for thousands of years...
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The Root of the Problem
Most people aren’t too happy when they are told they need root canal...
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Arestin, An Antibiotic Treatment for Gum Disease
If you have periodontal disease, your dentist will have likely...
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Why Do Wisdom Teeth Often Need to be Removed?
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, come in behind the upper and lower...
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What Causes Bad Breath?
There’s no single answer, but advanced gum disease – usually...
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Tori or Cancer?
Tori, plural for torus are benign boney growths found on the inside...
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Triclosan in Toothpaste
Triclosan is a very widely used chemical that has been on the market...
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How Sugar Affects your Teeth
What is it with sugar that makes it so bad for our teeth? From the...
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Socket Preservation
When you need to have a tooth pulled, whether it be due to decay...
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3D Dental Imaging
Everyone knows what dental x-rays are. Anyone who has been to...
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What Are Crowns and Why Are They Used?
A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is cemented or bonded...
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Interdental Brushes, An Alternative to Flossing
By and large, the importance of plaque removal is accepted...
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Two Studies on Statins and Oral Health
Statins are a class of drugs prescribed by doctors to reduce...
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Pregnancy and Oral Health
The old wives’ tale that a tooth is lost for every pregnancy...
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The Cracked Tooth
Have you ever bitten into something and experienced a sharp pain...
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"Are Those Instruments New?” A Few Words on Sterilization
Being a dentist, I have on occasion been asked that question...
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The Mouth: A Mirror of Health
The mouth is often called the body’s “barometer” of...
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Help for Sensitive Teeth
Do you suffer from sensitive teeth? Technically called...
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How Do I Know if I Have a Problem with Gum Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease often develops silently, with...
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Baby Tooth Root Canals
A deep cavity in your child’s tooth may lead to...
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Bonding – A Great Alternative
When you smile, do your teeth appear chipped, cracked...
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Holding the Space
If a child loses a baby tooth early in life, your dentist...
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Care and Maintenance of Complete Dentures
Complete edentulism is the loss of all permanent teeth...
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Bridging the Gap
If you’ve ever lost a tooth and have been reluctant...
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Veneers
Your smile is the key to the professional, polished...
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Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture is a prosthesis...
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Apnea is a term that means without breath. Sleep apnea is...
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Dental Laboratories
A dental lab is a manufacturing facility that produces...
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Whitening Toothpastes
Patients often ask, “ Do whitening toothpastes actually work?”...
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Making it Fit with a Denture Reline
The underlying bone may shrink quickly during the first six months...
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Dry Socket
A dry socket is one of the most common complications of tooth extraction...
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Closing the Gaps
Many people have gaps between their teeth, called a diastema, ...
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Teeth That Won't Make You Smarter
Sooner or later, almost everyone will experience...
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The Whole Picture
There is a type of x-ray machine that takes one large film...
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Zinc Poisoning Linked to Denture Creams
Recent studies are showing that the overuse of Fixadent...
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Making the Bite Right
Your upper and lower teeth should come together properly...
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Taking a Bite Out of Sports Injuries
As the new school year begins, so are all sports activities...
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Toothpaste – A Little Dab Will Do
Magazine and television advertisements for toothpaste usually show...
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Can Numbness Be Reversed?
Most of us are used to numbness lasting several hours at the dentist...
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ViziLite Plus – Oral Cancer Screening
For the past five years , 2005-2010, there has been an increase in...
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Think Twice Before You Light Up
Despite all the negative talk about smoking, statistics  show  that  many...
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Finding the Culprit
It’s that time of year when the cold and flu season are upon us...
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The Root Of The Problem
Most people aren’t too happy when they are told they need root canal
therapy... READ MORE

An Update That Could Save Your Life
If you are always rushing around, and find filling out forms ... READ MORE

Fluoride – Not Just Kid Stuff Anymore
Everyone knows that fluoride helps to prevent decay... READ MORE

Technical Knockout
If you are like most parents, the safety of your children... READ MORE

Apicoectomy, When Root Canal Therapy Isn’t Enough
Sometimes the infection of an abscessed tooth cannot... READ MORE

Canker Sore or Cold Sore
If you are like most people, you may believe that... READ MORE

Dry Mouth
Xerostomia is the term that means dry mouth. It is the... READ MORE

Eating Disorders Affect Oral Health
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized... READ MORE

Arestin & Periodontal Disease
Gum , or periodontal disease, is a serious infection that... READ MORE

Tooth Replacement: Bridge or Implant?
If you’ve lost or are about to lose a tooth, you have a... READ MORE

10 Tips for Raising Cavity Free Children!
Back when I was a kid, we grew up almost expecting ... READ MORE

How to Save Money on Your Dental Bills
In these uncertain economic times, everyone is... READ MORE

Diabetes and Gum Disease
Diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to... READ MORE

An Alternative to Flossing
More than half the adult population has gingivitis or... READ MORE

Invisalign
Would you believe that the technology exists today to... READ MORE

Oral Cancer Screening
In the past few years there has been a substantial rise in... READ MORE

The Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Attacks
Studies have found the incidence of heart disease is about... READ MORE

Early Orthodontic Treatment for Prevention
Did you know that The American Association of... READ MORE

Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are braces that are bonded behind the teeth... READ MORE

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