Posts Tagged ‘dentist Long Beachl CA’

Our Annual Holiday Party

January 1, 2018

A Day on beautiful Catalina Island!  A big thank you to Eduardo and Jesus who went out of their way to make this trip so  special.



November 1, 2017


Enjoy yourselves this holiday season.  We will do our best to fight and prevent tooth decay!



Promise Honored

September 30, 2017

My son’s gift to me this year was a hiking trip to Glacier National Park in Montana .  What was so special was his promise to hike at my pace.  Michael is a strong fit 24 year x swimmer and current rock climber.  He adds a mental and physical  intensity to everything he does.  I am a 61 year old dentist with two broken toes and an inconsistent and “light” exercise routine.  I would not have stood a chance if not for this “promise”.

What a present!  What a promise!!

Michael warned me that it would be hard and not fun if I did not get into better shape. With the encouragement of Kyle, one of the trainers at the Equinox gym, I worked out almost every day.  Treadmill, Stair master , Spin Classes, light jogs.

I am writing this blog so it is apparent that we survived the mountain.  The first day was the longest hike and despite blistered feet, I finished in a reasonable time.  Michael left once to explore an additional trail with no consequences. The second day involved a change of plans.  The fires raging below us dictated that we find a safer trail.  Michael found a narrow trail and we proceeded.   At a fork in the path, he wanted to take the road to the top, one that would give him a view to one of the Glaciers.  We separated and his plan was that we would meet on the trail, he on his way down and me still going up. Later we found out that this was Bear Country and it was not advisable to travel alone !

We had a great trip. Michael knew my limitations and accepted them.  I am looking forward to our next adventure.  Mount Fuji ?

Promise Honored.

I love my son.



‘Tis the Season

January 1, 2017


Happy Holidays!   


Our Office is Growing!

November 1, 2016

Look who is having  a baby!

Congratulations to our special Registered Dental Assistant, Lis. She is very excited about having a baby girl next month.

No worries!

Lis will be  returning soon enough to resume her role of assisting Dr. Hauss in providing excellent care to our dental patients!





August 31, 2016


The Fourth of July

July 10, 2016


Every year I run the Huntington Beach Fourth of July 5K just to convince myself that all my body parts are still working.  Last year I was recovering from two broken toes and could not compete.  This year I was fortunate enough to be joined by my daughter Maddie, my son Michael and his girlfriend Esther.  We all crossed the finish line, some a lot sooner than others!

Happy belated 4th!



The Graduate

June 3, 2016


This picture says it all!

After years of saving, years of sacrificing, years of planning,  Michael has graduated.  Princeton Class of 2016

Back To Work

July 12, 2015
Beautiful Beaches

Beautiful Beaches

Wat Pho in Bangkok

Wat Pho in Bangkok

Monks passing a Tuk Tuk

Monks passing a Tuk Tuk

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Cracked Teeth

May 31, 2015
Cracked cusp on molar

Cracked cusp on molar

Why are so many people cracking teeth?   The images in this blog are just a sampling of what came into my office this past week.  Other general dentists and specialists  are also reporting an uptick in the number of fractured teeth.

What is happening?

The causes of cracked teeth are many.  Large restorations, root canal treated teeth without the protection of  full coverage restorations, occlusal  (bite)  issues, grinding, acid erosion, decay, vigorous tooth brushing, trauma, and stress are just some of the causative agents behind this phenomenon.  Many times people are unaware that they even fractured a tooth.  Usually they have pain upon chewing.  This is known as “Cracked Tooth Syndrome”.

What can you do to avoid cracking teeth? Large restorations can be replaced with full coverage crowns or onlays.  Damaged teeth can be repaired with bonded fillings.  Root canal treated teeth can be built up and covered. Bite issues can be addressed. Mouth guards can be designed to reduce the damage done by nocturnal grinding and trauma.  Erosion and  other types of wear on the teeth can be managed by diet and counseling.

Regular visits to your dentist can result in early detection and treatment.

Decayed and fractured tooth.

Decayed and fractured tooth.

Crack on tongue side of last molar.

Crack on tongue side of last molar.

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