Men and Their Dental Health

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Men, in general, tend to be less attentive to their overall personal hygiene than women. This can be especially true for men’s dental hygiene as well, according to recent studies. Recent surveys from the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association show that men are less likely than women to visit the dentist…

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Link Between Dental Hygiene and Oral Cancer?

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Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth and throat (larynx). Cancer is defined as the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. This abnormal collection of mutated cells can form a tumor. Oral cancer originates in the mouth and throat, but has the ability to spread to other parts…

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Your Tongue As A Window To Your Health

The focus of oral health is almost always on the teeth and immediate surrounding tissues. But did you know your tongue can be an area of concern if not checked routinely? The tongue plays a vital role in speaking and eating properly. It can also provide clues to you and your dentist about your overall…

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Poor Oral Health Linked To Liver Cancer?

Liver cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of your liver. Our liver is an organ that is about the size of a football. Your liver is located in the upper right portion of your abdomen. Your liver sits just beneath your diaphragm and above your stomach. Liver cancer is actually…

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Is Early Oral Cancer Detection Possible?

Over 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oropharyngeal or oral cancer this year alone. It will cause almost 10,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day for the entire year. Of those 50,000 or so newly diagnosed oral cancer cases, about 57% will be alive in 5 years. The death rate…

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Why Is Good Dental Hygiene Important?

The effects of poor dental hygiene can range from tooth decay to periodontal disease, and loss of teeth. Luckily, maintaining a good dental hygiene regimen, including regular professional teeth cleaning and dental examinations can prevent most of these problems. If you choose not to maintain good dental habits (including brushing and flossing), you are putting…

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Dangers Of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is common and unpleasant ranging from its earliest form of ginigivitis all the way to advanced periodontitis. According to ever mounting evidence, it could also play a role in a whole host of seemingly unrelated health problems. Periodontal Disease is a slow, progressive disease that has the capability to destroy our oral and…

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The Importance Of Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth and throat (larynx). Cancer is defined as the disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. This abnormal collection of mutated cells can form a tumor. Oral cancer originates in the mouth and throat, but has the ability to spread to other…

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Embracing Your Dental Health

Maintaining our dental health can be challenging at times. We all live busy schedules but research has shown that good dental health can lead to good overall health. Below are some tips to help embrace your oral health today! Top Oral Health Tips -Brush at least twice a day and floss daily before bedtime.  Periodontal…

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A Healthy Smile For The New Year

The new year is fast approaching and it may be time to start thinking about what your New Year’s resolutions should be. These usually include losing weight, striving for a better job, or maybe even just being  a better friend or partner. Many people also set new goals for leading a healthier life going forward. So…

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