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A Message from Dr. Faist

June 1, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 6:30 pm

After 38 years of treating thousands of wonderful people, I am eager to announce an exciting change in my practice!

Effective June 1st, Dr. Jed Koops will join our practice. I have spent the past two years conducting a thorough and detailed search for the right person to take over my practice as I transition into retirement.

My plans are to stay on with Jed two days per week for the next 5 years. I plan to personally introduce Jed to you over the next several months and will mentor him in all aspects of the practice while thoroughly embedding him into our dental family (both staff and patients). Jed will assume day-to-day operations immediately. He is enthusiastic about optimal dental health and promises to maintain the level of care and service you have experienced in our practice.

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Parents, Do You Know About These 3 Childhood Orthodontic Devices?

April 11, 2019

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Many people have experience with braces.

A bunch of us wore them or knew friends and family who did through our adolescent years. Just about 4 million Americans are donning braces these days, in fact, and they are easily the most used type of pediatric orthodontics. We have collected a quick overview of a number of early orthodontic devices that many families might not know.

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How Genetics Influence Our Teeth

April 4, 2019

Filed under: Oral Hygiene — Tags: , , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 12:00 pm

From the moment that we’re born, there’s always others saying just how much we take after mom or dad or a relative.

“You have your mother’s temper,” or “You have your uncle’s nose,” are versions of phrases that all of us hear during our life. We know that a number of our physical traits and our inclinations are attached to inherited causes, but have you ever questioned if the same goes for your teeth? The case is, the capacity for all of us to become susceptible to dental risks is enhanced whenever the issue is known to happen in your family. This also involves tooth decay, which is, in reality, the most prevalent long-term illness around the world.

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Pregnancy Risks Your Dentist Wants You To Know

March 11, 2019

Filed under: Preventative Dentistry — Tags: , , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 12:00 pm

Excellent dental health is a crucial exercise across every point of our lifespan, even infancy.

Yet people who are expecting face unique obstacles and dangers during the course of the months that the fetus is growing. Features such as morning sickness, intensified bodily hormones, and a change in nutrition may cause quite a few side effects in the whole system; yet, this blog post accentuates a few of the problems that manifest orally while the mother is pregnant. Individuals that keep up with their daily personal hygiene of brushing and flossing a minimum of twice a day, enjoying a nutritious diet, as well as restricting their sugar intake are much less prone to cultivate the following complications.

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Worldwide Tooth Fairy Customs

March 4, 2019

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 12:00 pm

Everyone can recall occasions from our youth when the Tooth Fairy traded cash for our beloved baby teeth.

It is a popular custom for American families, and the Tooth Fairy is also a great narrative for parents to apply when trying to persuade their children to take better care of their teeth. As a matter of fact, writer Vicki Lanksy found that kids were even more dedicated to keeping up good oral hygiene if their parents assured them that the Tooth Fairy provided a lot more cash for perfect teeth. But did you realize that the Tooth Fairy that we know is primarily exclusive to Americans? And contrary to Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the sources of this particular practice are fairly unknown.

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Sustaining Damage To The Facial Region

February 12, 2019

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Have you ever noticed that one of our primary responses to a potential accident is the immediate attempt to guard our face and head?

When somebody throws a punch or if we get involved in an automotive collision, our arms and hands travel to our face in order to make an effort to shield ourselves from any major harm. Most of the time, we fail to even contemplate the motion of protecting our face– we just do this instantly.

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Why Infants Are Born With Orofacial Clefts

February 5, 2019

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Orofacial clefts, likewise called cleft lip or cleft palate, are among one of the most common abnormalities in the USA.

Actually, it is approximated that around 2,650 infants are born with a cleft palate every year in the US, and up to 4,440 are born with a cleft lip. A cleft happens during early pregnancy while the baby’s face is growing. When the parts of the face struggle to connect while the mother is pregnant, it leads to a cleft.

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Partially and Fully Impacted Wisdom Teeth

January 15, 2019

Filed under: Dental Care — Tags: , , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 12:00 pm

Approximately 5 million people in the US have had their wisdom teeth pulled, resulting in an annual cost of $3 billion.

It’s likely that you are one of the individuals who has received this routine surgery. Your dentist more than likely removed them because they were disrupting the health of the rest of your teeth. Our wisdom teeth are the last of our grown-up teeth to form, and they are often pulled during our teens and early adulthood. Sometimes, wisdom teeth surface without any complications or difficulties. For others, painful symptoms and dental problems come along with the development of these teeth.

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What Smiles Do For Us

January 10, 2019

Filed under: Oral Health — Tags: , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 12:00 pm

No matter what language barriers stand in between us, a smile is a universal sign of happiness and dependability in regards to non-verbal interaction.

According to a study performed in 2005, you might nearly say that receiving an authentic, wholehearted smile from someone is more beneficial than getting cash. In the words of Dr. David Lewis, the psychologist who examined these findings: “The powerful emotions triggered when someone important in our lives smiles at us and we smile back changes our brain chemistry. It creates what is termed a ‘halo’ effect that helps us remember other happy events more vividly, feel more optimistic, more positive, and more motivated.”

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A Look Into Why Dental Fillings Can Fail

December 29, 2018

Filed under: Dental Care,Dental Services,Oral Health — Tags: , — Dr. Faist & Dr. Koops @ 1:22 pm

Research published in Frontiers in Medicine looked into amalgam and composite dental fillings and a number of factors which might lead them to fail.

A few of the factors looked at included age, sex, drinking alcohol, smoking, periodontal health, diabetes, and genetics. Records of 4,856 individuals over five years were included as a part of the study.

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