Posts Tagged ‘Oral Cancer’
Preventive Dentistry Acts as a Health Guard
What exactly is preventive dentistry and why is it important in maintenance of our overall health? Preventive Dentistry – The aspects of dentistry concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, including early detection, prevention of disease, diagnosis, treatment of oral tissues, and restoration of defective or missing tissue. “The body is like a…Read More
Does Your Dentist Practice Oral Medicine?
Dentistry is about more than just checking your teeth. Most dentists have extensive training, education, and knowledge of systemic and oral diseases, and the symptoms to be on the lookout for. A good dentist will know how to diagnose these conditions, refer you to specialists, and sometimes prevent them from progressing. All of this adds…Read More
Family Dentist or Pediatric Dentist?
In today’s modern world, dentistry comes in all forms. How do you know which dentist is right for you and your growing family? There are various specialties in dentistry and many of them overlap between different populations of patients. This overlap is very pronounced between family dentists and pediatric dentists. If you have children, do…Read More
The Importance Of Six Month Dental Visits
Why do most dentists want you to come in for a cleaning at least every 6 months?? While it might not seem like it is necessary, these regular and routine dental visits are an essential requirement for monitoring and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Early changes can be detected, and they can be addressed in…Read More
Dirty Dozen – Dirtiest Items We Put In Our Mouths
Maintaining good oral and general health requires us to keep the bad bacteria out of our bodies. Many of us have bad habits carried over from childhood that introduce us to harmful bacteria throughout our days. The Dirty Dozen 1. Fingernails – Throughout the course of the day, our hands come in contact with a…Read More
Top 5 Reasons People Avoid The Dentist
Let’s face it, going to the dentist is usually not a the top of most people’s fun list. Going to the dentist does not have to be an unpleasant experience that we dread. Whatever the reason, many Americans skip visits to the dentist. In the United States alone, approximately 65 % of us go to the…Read More
April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Oral Cancer Awareness Month April, 2013 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…Read More
What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer?
Did you know that oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer and accounts for approximately 4% of all cancers diagnosed? Most of the oral cancer diagnoses are in patients older than 45 years old. Men are twice as likely as women to develop oral cancers. The key to oral cancer, as in most cancers,…Read More
Coffee Drinking Reduces Risk For Oral Cancer
Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry. Coffee is a morning staple in most households. Some cannot imagine starting a day without it. New research shows that those who drink 4 or more cups of caffeinated coffee each day reduce their risk for oral cancer by nearly half from those who do not drink coffee! This…Read More
New Year’s Resolutions For A Healthy Smile!
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.…Read More