Is Oral Cancer In Your Future?

For most of the world the mere mention of the word cancer is frightening. Everyone’s lives have been touched in some way by this dreaded disease. However, with today’s medical advancements many different types of cancer of very treatable and very curable. Unfortunately, oral cancer is not one of those types of cancer. In fact,…

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The Benefits Of Drinking Tea And Your Oral Health

Many of us have long known the benefits of drinking tea regularly. Some of these benefits include improving our immune system, building stronger bones, and protect against aging (anti-oxidants). However, drinking tea regularly can also help our dental health. Recent research suggests drinking black or green tea daily can give you amazing dental health benefits.…

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Stop Smoking For Good Dental Health

Smoking and using tobacco products have long been known to be detrimental to our overall systemic health. Many people, however, are unaware of the dental health dangers that can occur from using smoking cigarettes or using tobacco based products. Below you will find a list of the dental health effects caused by the ongoing use…

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Importance Of Regular Dental Cleanings

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We have all heard the rules about dental care including having regular dental cleanings every 6 months. Many people neglect this advice and go far longer between visits. This can be quite dangerous to our teeth as well as our overall health. Below you will find some of the top reasons to see your dental…

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Beware Of Oral Cancer

Cancer is never an easy disease to face. Many types of cancer are very treatable especially when diagnosed early. Oral cancer is one of those that are easily treatable in its very earliest stages. However, the prognosis changes dramatically once it progresses. Oral cancer is any cancer of the mouth and the pharynx. The most common…

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Common Dental Questions Las Vegas

There are many questions when it comes to dental procedures. Why do we need certain treatments?, What does the dentist look for besides cavities?, Are x-rays safe?, etc. While you may know the answers to some of the questions, there are many questions asked by patients on a daily basis that relate to the ones…

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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month 2014

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  Oral Cancer Awareness Month April, 2014   Oral Cancer Facts -Expected to have approximately 42,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed in 2013 alone. -Males account for almost 70% of all new cases. Survival Rates of Oral Cancer 1 year – 89% survival 5 year – 56% survival 10 year – 41% survival -Approximtely 8,000 deaths per…

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Habits That Harm Your Dental Health

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Harmful Habits Affecting Dental Health Smoking/Tobacco Use. Smoking and tobacco use have been studied extensively over decades of use and have shown to be harmful to our overall health including our oral health. Not only does it stain our teeth and cause periodontal disease, it also increases your risk for oral cancers. While stains may…

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6 Things Your Teeth Say About Your Health

Dental health has been shown to be directly related to a person’s general overall health.  Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body so it makes sense that what happens in the mouth (teeth and gums) can have a profound impact on the rest of your body.  Scientific research also shows the reverse,…

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What Is Geographic Tongue?

Geographic tongue is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the tongue (can also affect other areas of the mouth) affecting approximately 3% of the population. It is characterized by discolored regions of taste buds or sometimes even cracks in the surface of the tongue. Geographic tongue will frequently show up after eating any of a range of exacerbating foods, or during…

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