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  • Preventing Periodontal Disease
    Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent health issues in America, with the Centers for Disease Control reporting it affects approximately 65 million people, or roughly 47 percent of Read more
  • The Origins of Valentine's Day
    When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of cards, flowers, and chocolates. We think of girlfriends celebrating being single together and couples celebrating their relationship. We think of all Read more
  • The ABCs of Vitamin C
    A as in Ascorbic Acid Ascorbic acid is just another name for vitamin C, which is one of the so-called “essential nutrients.” These are nutrients that are necessary for our bodies Read more
  • Periodontal Health during Pregnancy
    Congratulations! Your pregnancy is a time of joy and excitement—and a time to take special care of yourself. You’ve discovered that pregnancy brings many physical changes, but it may still Read more
  • The Best Brush of the Day
    Imagine that you’re only going to brush your teeth once tomorrow. Don’t worry, we know you would never skimp on your dental hygiene like that, but let’s just pretend for Read more
  • Dentistry around the World
    From the clinical perspective, dentistry is similar around the world. Dentists, like the doctor, go to school, obtain a license, and work hard to prevent and treat tooth decay, gum Read more
  • Dental Insurance Benefits
    Dental insurance can be a great addition to your health care plan, but the way benefits are calculated can also make it a confusing one. If you have dental insurance, Read more
  • Make this the Year You Stop Smoking
    It’s a new year, and it couldn’t come fast enough for many of us! Let’s do our part to make this a better year in every way—and you can start Read more
  • New Year's Eve
    Watching the clock tick down the final seconds until midnight, many of us- John G. Masak, DDS included- feel nostalgic about the passing year and hopeful about the new one Read more
  • Is sleep apnea linked to cancer? Studies say, ‘Yes’.
    Recently, multiple studies have concluded that people with sleep apnea, a disorder that causes snoring, fatigue, and dangerous gaps in breathing at night due to throat muscles collapsing, are five Read more
  • Dental Filling Options
    You’ve made an appointment at our Appleton, Wisconsin office to treat your cavity, the decayed area has been removed, and the site has been cleaned and prepared for a filling. Read more
  • How to Handle a Dental Emergency
    Whether it’s a broken tooth or injured gums, a dental emergency can interfere with eating, speaking, or other day-to-day activities. According to the American Dental Association , you can sometimes Read more
  • What do I do if I fall and loosen my teeth?
    Although teeth are strong enough to tear through food, they are also fragile. An accident such as a fall may loosen teeth or knock a tooth out entirely. When a Read more
  • Thanksgiving
    At John G. Masak, DDS, we love to celebrate the holidays with vigor! the doctor would love to share some unique ways of celebrating Thanksgiving from beyond the Appleton, Wisconsin Read more
  • I can't stop grinding my teeth! How can a dentist help?
    the doctor will tell you that while you are sleep, your mouth may be very active. If you find yourself waking up with headaches, facial pain, neck aches, or a Read more
  • Getting Ready for Winter
    Winter Is Coming. Okay, that sounded a lot more dramatic in a popular fantasy series. But here in the real world, winter is coming as well, so let’s look at some Read more