The Link Between Smoking & Gum Disease

Smoking cigarettes is a major cause for concern among dentists and healthcare providers worldwide. Not only does smoking create a host of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues, but it wreaks havoc on oral health. According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, smoking is one of the leading causes for periodontal (gum) disease. Aside…

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What is Oral Cancer?

Thousands of Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Fortunately, if the cancer is found in its early stages, the five-year survival rate is eighty-four percent. The key to treating oral cancer is early detection, which is why it is so important to make sure that you have an oral cancer screening at least…

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The Dangerous Truth Behind E-Cigarettes

What are E-cigarettes? E-cigarettes, also known as “vapes”, come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold liquid. The liquid usually contains nicotine or tobacco and a flavor. When it is heated, the liquid creates a thick aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. Bystanders can…

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Top 10 Dental Myths

There are some commonly known dental myths that people of various ages and mindsets see as true. However, these myths are only opinions of what people think and are not considered as direct information from the professionals. If you are fooled into believing these myths, it could be detrimental to your oral health. Take a…

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Effects of Smoking & Drinking on Your Oral Health

People who smoke tobacco products and drink alcohol may be at serious risk when it comes to their oral health. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. This change is due to the increased public awareness…

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Why is it important to get an Enhanced Oral Cancer Screening?

Did you know that more than 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year and it will kill roughly one person every hour? Of those 48,000 newly diagnosed patients, only 57% will be alive in 5 years. Oral cancer is an extremely dangerous disease because in its early stages it may not be…

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Oral Cancer

May 14, 2014 Did you know that visiting your dentist could actually save your life? During your continuous care appointment, you should ask your dentist to perform a normal oral cancer screening. This involves checking your tongue and cheek, the most common locations for cancer symptoms, as well as other areas of the mouth. Such…

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