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What is Oral Cancer?

  According to the American Cancer Society, an estimate of 51,540 individuals will get oral cancer in the U.S. in 2017. Oral cancer is the collective term that describes the growth of abnormal cells in the oral cavity that includes the lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, soft and hard palate, tonsils and also the pharynx. This condition is life threatening if not diagnosed and treated in its early stages. People who are at risk for oral cancer are those who are smokers and excessive alcohol drinkers, those with familial history of cancer and those who have and are exposed to human [...]

2019-02-13T10:00:17+00:00February 13th, 2019|Dental Treatments, Health Tips|

Effectively Preventing Gum Disease

One of the most unpleasant dental experiences is having gum disease. Gum disease is a bacterial growth in your mouth that damages your teeth and gums surrounding your teeth.  This form of disease can be rather painless, but the signs and symptoms of gum disease are quite obvious including: red swollen gums, receding gum line, loose teeth, and bleeding gums. Gum disease is primarily caused by plaque, but there are other factors that assist in the development of gum disease. For example, hormonal changes, illness (cancer or HIV), medications, smoking and poor hygiene habits. The best methods of preventing gum [...]

2014-07-19T17:53:07+00:00July 19th, 2014|Blog, dental tips, Dental Treatments|
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