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July 22, 2021 General0

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer this year. Roughly one person per hour will die from oral cancer. People who smoke are at a higher risk of developing oral cancer, gum problems and complications after tooth extractions and gum and oral surgery. Smokers have a lowered resistance to infections and have impaired healing.


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May 18, 2021 Health0

As parents, you want to make sure your children are physically and emotionally in good health. Teaching your kids to brush and floss early on help prevent cavities in the future. The foods and drinks your kids eat can cause plaque and bacteria to grow in their mouth, on their teeth and in the gums. When plaque is not adequately removed from the gumline, bacterial growth can lead to gum disease, also called periodontal disease.


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May 6, 2021 General0

A regular dental check up is important because it can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Some medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth. A regular checkup allows your dentist to detect problems such as gum disease or dry mouth and stop them before they become more serious.


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March 4, 2021 General0

There are many questions surrounding wisdom teeth and if they should be removed. A wisdom tooth is the third molar tooth at the back of the mouth. It is known as an impacted wisdom tooth if it has not fully erupted into the oral cavity. Most people will have four wisdom teeth. They are generally the last teeth to break through the gums. A tooth may become impacted due to an abnormal position of the wisdom tooth, insufficient space in the dental cavity, an abnormal growth, like a cyst and other factors.


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October 29, 2020 Health0

Periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases, according to research by the American Academy of Periodontology. Studies show that “inflammation may be responsible for the association” to other diseases.

So, what is periodontal disease? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), “It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults.”


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July 16, 2020 Health0

A lifetime of chewing, grinding and general wear and tear can take its toll on your teeth. Add complications from certain medical conditions and medication side effects, and oral health becomes more important than ever for senior citizens. Prevention, by way of daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist, is the best defense.


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July 9, 2020 Health0

Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth.


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April 18, 2019 Health0

It’s uncomfortable to watch someone try to hide their missing teeth.  It’s also uncomfortable to be the one who’s trying to hide them. Don’t let that be you. See this list of the 8 most common causes of tooth loss to evaluate whether or not you’re doing everything you can to keep your teeth for as long as possible.


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