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On the Lookout for Oral Cancer

During your twice-yearly exams with Dr. Fong, we do more than simply break off the tartar and scrub away the surface stains on your teeth. Sure, making your teeth look great is part of the deal. But even more important is our examination for the signs of oral cancer. That’s why Dr. Fong will pull […]


Fear Your Mother-in-Law, Not the Dentist

There are things to be afraid of: clowns, Roseanne Barr, the Thigh Master, a shore break at Huntington, your mother-in-law, and Survivor Season 27. Coming to see Dr. Fong for a cleaning and exam or other needed work shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we offer sedation for our patients who need it. Some […]


Who Said Wisdom Teeth are Wise?

Whoever coined the term “wisdom teeth” wasn’t a dentist. This third set of molars is a leftover from our prehistoric ancestors and basically only cause trouble in modern times. Fortunately, Dr. Fong and his team will take out your caveman teeth before they can do much damage to the rest of your smile. What are […]


Crowns Don’t Need to be Covered with Jewels

When a tooth becomes weakened to the point that it can’t safely hold a filling, or if a tooth is cracked, chipped, or fractured, a porcelain crown can return its strength and appearance. The crown saves the tooth, eliminating the need for extraction and a replacement such as an implant. As the name suggests, a […]


Tooth-Colored Fillings are Beautiful

You think of them as cavities. When decay starts to eat away at a tooth, the decay must be removed. You have a “cavity.” The actual term is “caries.” We know; that seems odd. Sounds like something more for a Rams’ running back. Caries is actually the term for when decay has attacked a tooth […]


Un-Receding Your Gums

With the passing years, our gums can recede. When the gums recede, more of the tooth root is exposed. This can be due to a variety of reasons: overly aggressive brushing or flossing, genetics, grinding your teeth, tooth trauma, or poor oral hygiene. Dr. Fong is one of the few dentists worldwide that have been […]


Good Food for Good Teeth

Since we just finished the holidays, you probably saw Elf at least once. So, Dr. Fong wants to know — Is your diet somewhat like Buddy the Elf? All about sugar and dessert, and little about nuts or vegetables? Probably a bit of an exaggeration, but while most of us know too much sugar is bad […]


Look, Ma, No Metal!

A sizeable portion of adults can remember their days with braces. Wires poking their cheeks. Bands rubbing on the inside of the lips. Trying to smile without showing your teeth. Having our Moms cut off our corn on the cob. At the time, braces felt like some sort of required rite of passage, but do […]


What are All-on-4 Dental Implants?

The American Dental Association estimates that at least 35 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Many of these people have tried full sets of dentures, but aren’t happy with the slipping, lack of being able to sense temperature, and the continued jawbone deterioration. Replacing all of a person’s missing teeth with individual dental […]


What Do You Know About Dental Implants?

Dr. Fong believes that dental implants are the best solution to replace a missing tooth or a few teeth. This is because implants behave and feel just like a normal tooth. Because they’ve only become commonplace in the last 15 years or so, it’s easy to assume dental implants are a new development. Actually, they’ve […]


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