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January 2018

Taking steps to stop oral cancer before it�s too late

Oral cancer hits more than 30,000 Americans every year but you can minimize the risk by taking steps to ensure it�s caught early enough. The first indications of oral cancer may be a very small, but dangerous, oral spot or sore that you are not even aware of. In a routine examination, your dentist will […]

What to expect when having a tooth extracted

The process of having a tooth extracted may seem worrying but you’ll find it much easier if you know what to expect on the day and afterwards. Your dentist will make the process as comfortable as possible for you by numbing the area around the tooth to be extracted. In most cases, a small amount […]

How space maintainers help children have healthy teeth

Space maintainers can be crucial to the dental health of a child. When a child loses a baby tooth early through decay or injury, the other teeth can shift and begin to fill the vacant space. If this happens, the problem is that, when the permanent teeth emerge, there’s not enough room for them. This […]

How dental implants can give you a better smile

If you have missing teeth, you don�t just have to rely on crowns, conventional bridges and dentures. Many people are now choosing dental implants as the best way to restore their smile and solve dental problems. Implants are placed below the gums during a series of appointments. They fuse to the jawbone and provide a […]

How cancer treatment affects oral health

When someone is undergoing cancer treatment, it�s important that they involve their dentist in their program of care. They should schedule a dental exam and cleaning before the treatment actually begins and then repeat it periodically during the course of treatment. It�s important that they tell the dentist that they are being treated for cancer […]

You might have gum disease without even knowing it

Gum disease � also known as periodontal disease – is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and it�s a major cause of tooth loss in adults. But it�s usually painless so you may not even know you have it. It�s caused by plaque � a sticky film of bacteria that constantly […]

How braces help both children and adults

Crowded or crooked teeth � known as malocclusion � not only spoil your smile, they also increase your risk of dental health problems. Corrective procedures and appliances such as braces straighten teeth and correct jaw alignment. Malocclusions are often noticed around ages 6 � 12, when the adult teeth begin to erupt. The process of […]

What will it be like living with dentures?

People who are new to wearing dentures naturally have many questions about how their life will change. New dentures may feel awkward for a few weeks until you become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to keep them in place. During this time, it�s […]

Oral cancer: Why early detection is so important

Although thousands of Americans die every year from oral cancer, there is a high chance it can be cured if it is caught early enough. Each year, more than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer and only half of those diagnosed survive more than five years. But nowadays, dentists have the skills and tools […]

Your saliva and why it�s so important

You probably don’t give too much thought to the saliva in your mouth but, if you think of it like a bloodstream you’ll realize how important it is. Like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of the soft and hard tissues. It removes waste products from the mouth and offers first-line protection against […]