The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

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You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can screen for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2017. Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of...

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How Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Quality of Life

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Thanks PopSugar!  I’m so glad this information is getting out to the general public! Gina Marcus For years doctors have suspected a link between a person’s oral and cardiovascular health. Now, there is evidence the connection might be greater than anyone ever imagined. A recent study showed those with gum disease had a much higher likelihood of also having a chronic condition, such as heart disease or diabetes. But even as doctors...

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Need a little “brush-up” on brushing and home care?

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Check out this informative video from the ADA.   Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile the ADA recommends you: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a...

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