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December 12, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

To Floss, or Not to Floss?

By Keshua, RDH You may have read an Associated Press article claiming weak evidence for benefits of flossing. Although the common perception is that flossing reduces tooth decay, plaque and periodontal disease, AP points out that there has been surprisingly little scientific research to back that up. I would also […]

November 14, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

How Can Pregnancy Affect Your Gums?

By Rowena M. About half of all “Moms-To-Be” have swollen, red, tender gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing. This happens because hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect the body’s natural response to bacteria found in dental plaque. The result is an increase in inflammation which is the hallmark […]

October 18, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Healthy Halloween Hints (from your dentist)

By Sharon G. Halloween is the number one holiday for buying and eating candy-so much that the thought of trying to keep it healthy may have you saying, BOO! However, making healthier choices around this holiday doesn’t always mean you have to go without when it comes to tasty goodies. […]

September 22, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

What causes sensitive teeth?

By Mary V., RDH Having sensitive teeth is one of the most common problems that patients have. Symptoms can be felt when drinking hot, cold, or acidic liquids, or when eating sweet or crunchy foods. The nature of the sensitivity can be clues to help us discover the cause. Some […]

September 8, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

A Different Kind of Dental Course

If you called our office yesterday, you know that we closed the office (again) so that we could take yet another continuing education course. Most of the courses we go to are focused on techniques and methods we can use to deliver better, more predictable dentistry for our patients. Yesterday […]

August 25, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

What does acid do to your teeth?

Plaque is formed by the natural bacteria that live in your mouth. When you eat, the bacteria uses the sugars in your food and drinks to produce acids. Water is said to have a pH of 7, and the more acidic things get, the lower the pH gets. There are […]

March 15, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Dr. Forgosh presenting a case study before the Dawson Academy Alumni and Faculty in Clearwater, Florida

 

February 24, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Take Care of Your Teeth, Take Care of Yourself

Poll Shows Dental Hygiene Highly Correlated With Americans’ Well-Being. The Washington Post (2/23, Chokshi) reports the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which “ranks 190 metropolitan areas by the well-being of their residents based on a survey of more than a quarter-million Americans,” was released Tuesday and found the most satisfied Americans “share […]

January 26, 2016 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

How to Treat Dental Trauma

Let me start by saying that I have a 12 year old son. You can see him and his friend in this caught-on-video faceplant demonstrating what happens on cross country skis when your balance is off a little bit. Like all accidents this was not planned or intentional, but it […]

December 9, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Dentistry for Children

We had one of my favorite appointments in the office this week. “Lindsey” is 9 years old, but smart and articulate well beyond her years. Unfortunately, Lindsey had a cavity. To make matters worse, she was very anxious about having her tooth fixed because she had had a bad experience […]

December 1, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

What causes cavities?

Acid causes cavities. Tooth decay is caused by a sugary diet…sort of. The reality is that cavities are caused by the acid produced by bacteria in our mouths as they metabolize the sugar in your diet. When you feed the bacteria, the pH drops (becomes more acidic), and tooth enamel […]

November 10, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Congratulations Mrs. Bowers!

November’s Patient of the Month!

October 26, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Halloween Candy…Treat or Trick?

Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes piles of sticky, sugary treats. We know that sugar causes cavities by feeding the bacteria in our mouths which turn sugar into the acids that break down tooth structure. Sugary foods that stay in contact with our teeth for extended […]

October 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Adult Orthodontics

WSJ: Increasing Number Of Adults Seek Orthodontic Treatments. The Wall Street Journal (10/5, Reddy, Subscription Publication) reports that an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatments, and dentists are offering more discrete options. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 1.2 million adults received orthodontic treatment in […]

September 16, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

How to Save on Dentistry

Preventative Care Recommended To Save On Dentistry. Fox News (9/16, Renter) states that avoiding dental care to save money can have “major repercussions” on a person’s health, and may result in costlier dental expenses in the future. The article recommends preventative care to “identify small and relatively affordable concerns before […]

September 3, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Smokeless Tobacco Kills More Than 250,000 Globally Each Year

HealthDay (9/3, Preidt) reports that an analysis of data from 113 countries found that “Smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year.” The researchers estimated that in 2010, “smokeless tobacco caused more than 62,000 deaths due to cancers of the mouth, pharynx […]

August 11, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Occlusion, Orthodontics, and the Dental Hygienist

By Katie Chiarelli, RDH I always simply wanted “straight teeth” until I learned first-hand how important it is to have a “good bite” and proper occlusion. As a dental hygienist currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, I find the field of orthodontics very exciting. This is a great time to be in […]

July 30, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Coke Consumption May Impact Teeth

Several outlets, including the Huffington Post (UK) (7/29, Hinde), Yahoo! News (7/30, Miller), and the Daily Mail (UK) (7/30, Victor), offer reactions to a Renegade Pharmacist infographic titled “What Happens One Hour After Drinking A Can Of Coke,” that was published May 3. The infographic details the Coke drinker’s almost-immediate […]

July 29, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Periodontal Disease and Hypertension

Study Finds Link Between Poor Oral Hygiene Habits, Hypertension. MarketWatch (7/28) reports that a study by Korean researchers finds that poor oral hygiene habits may increase the risk of hypertension. The study, published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, examined data between 2008 and 2010 from […]

July 27, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

August Vacation

Our office will be closed Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. We will be open regular hours Monday, August 24, 2015. If you experience a dental emergency, you can call our office for instructions on how to reach Dr. Forgosh or a covering dentist.

June 15, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our Staff In-Service Day

On Wednesday, June 24, our office will be closed, as we will be attending an important educational seminar. So if you have a question or a concern, you can leave a message in our voice mailbox or email and we will return messages the next day. Sorry for the inconvenience.

June 10, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Vacation Schedule for July

Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 and reopen Monday, July 13, 2015 for the 4th of July Holiday. If you experience a dental emergency, you can call our office for instructions on how to reach Dr. Forgosh or a covering dentist. Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

June 8, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our amazing birds

This is an image taken today of the freshly laid eggs in our Hibiscus tree in front of our office door! We are so excited to watch them grow!

April 5, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Dr. Forgosh Honored by the Dawson Academy

In recognition of his stewardship of The Dawson Study Club of New York, Dr. Forgosh was awarded the first ever Study Club Leader Award last month during the annual Dawson Academy retreat last month in St. Petersburg, Florida. The two day program featured advanced education courses in occlusal disease, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, and […]

March 5, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Dr. Forgosh Traveling to Colorado for Continuing Education Program

I am out of the office this week, traveling to Denver as an Ambassador for The Dawson Academy, helping a group of dentist from all over North America learn the concepts of Complete Dentistry that sets our practice apart from the “usual and customary” dentist. Of course, I did manage […]

February 18, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

For Patients with Artificial Joints

You may no longer need to take antibiotics before your dental appointments! Every few years the American Dental Association reevaluates their recommendation regarding the need for “prophylactic antibiotics” prior to dental treatment. The theory had been that, since there is bacteria present even in healthy mouths, dental procedures that result […]

February 17, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our Dentist of Style

Did that guy in Style Magazine look familiar? It is our own Dr. Forgosh, recognized as a “Man of Style” in this month’s issue of Lehigh Valley Style Magazine. Check out the full scoop: http://www.lehighvalleystyle.com/February-2015/Men-of-Style-2015/index.php?cparticle=5&siarticle=4#artanc

February 15, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Check this area for schedule changes due to weather

During this crazy winter, we might have to alter our schedule for the safety of our patients and staff. So remember to check in frequently, for up-to-date notices of weather related changes. Be safe, and drive carefully.

February 7, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Dr. Forgosh’s First Post

Welcome everyone to my new Blog! This blog will now replace our quarterly newsletter, with so many more benefits! We can now keep you up to date with all the latest news in dentistry and our office. We invite you to follow us and subscribe, so that you will be included […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

What to do if your crown falls out

If you ever have a dental emergency while we are out of the office, Dr. Forgosh can be reached through the emergency phone number found at the end of the message on our answering machine. One of the most common emergency calls we get is for a loose crown or […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Crowns in One Visit

2013 will be another year to smile about. We have made some significant investments in advanced technology to help us continue to provide you with the best care that dentistry has to offer. You can now have beautiful porcelain crowns in a single visit! No more temporary crowns, impressions, or […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

New Dawson Academy Graduate 2013

After four years of dedicated effort, Dr. Forgosh has recently completed his advanced training with the world-renowned Dawson Academy. Dr. Dawson, long considered the finest dentist in the world, is a pioneer in the study of functional occlusion. He has spent his career helping good dentists become masters by sharing […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our Amazing Hibiscus Tree

Every year, we bring our lovely Hibiscus Tree inside the office for the cold fall, winter and a bit of spring months. And every year, it dazzles us with its brilliant blooms!

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Making great dentistry affordable

Our patients understand that good dentistry can be expensive, but poor dental care has a higher cost. We never want our fees to keep you from getting the care you deserve, so we offer two different interest free payment plans to make it easier to choose the treatment that’s right […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Why Deep Bleaching

White teeth are a sign of youth and beauty. They show off our smiles, give us confidence, and enhance the way we are perceived by others. Our goal is to find the easiest, most comfortable, and most predictable way to give you the smile you want. There are two ways […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our new Cerec Omnicam

We are constantly evaluating new and proven technologies in order to offer the best possible experience to our patients. One of the more remarkable advances in dentistry is the marriage of 3D optical scanning with the CAD/CAM fabrication of dental restorations. We have been using Cerec imaging and milling technology […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Getting the right BITE (Halloween edition)

  From jaw pain to cracked teeth, many of the problems we see today can be caused by the misalignment of our teeth! Why does your bite matter? Just like the tires on your car, if the way your teeth come together is out of balance with the way your […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Giving Back to Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Every year, we pause to be thankful for our good fortune, and consider ways we can give back to our community. Thanks to your help and generosity, we have made significant donations to the Emmaus Food Bank, the Lowhill Township Food Bank, and most recently supported the family of a […]

February 6, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Our new sign is up…sometimes

Some of you may have noticed that there was a new sign with our name on it, on Route 100 adjacent to our building…and then our name wasn’t on it…and now it is again! Confusing as it may be, our neighbors in our office complex voted to have a sign […]

January 20, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Down sports drinks with caution

Gatorade was first developed to prevent dehydration among elite athletes during intense and prolonged training sessions in severe heat. Few of us ever require that level of hydration. Yet, sports drinks have been marketed so well, many of us reach for them instead of water for refreshment more often than […]

January 2, 2015 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Deep Bleaching Testimonials

We asked two of our most challenging whitening patients what they thought about their results from Deep Bleaching: “Initially, I was a little hesitant about trying this procedure, but I found it to be worth the time and cost. I have been thrilled with the appearance of my teeth, and […]

October 12, 2014 | Dr. Ari Forgosh

Alternatives to Halloween Candy

  Festive toys, gum, and dental health products might not be on the top of the kids’ treat list this Halloween, but the parents might thank you!