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How to Check for Oral Cancer

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Oral Cancer Self Examination: What Should You Look for?  

Just like with any other type of cancer, early detection of oral cancer increases your chance of beating it and maintaining a fairly normal life. The key to catching it early is performing regular self-examinations to see if you spot any changes in your body from the neck up, including your tongue, mouth, cheeks, neck, lips, and airways. Here are some ideas of what you should look for on each body part.

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Oral Health Care for Babies

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Oral Health Tips for Babies

Oral health care first starts at home and at an early age. The appropriate preventative steps to prevent tooth decay in children should start before your baby cuts their first tooth. Even though your child’s baby teeth will be replaced by their adult teeth, children are still susceptible to tooth decay. When infants and toddlers get tooth decay it is often referred to as baby bottle decay. Your baby’s first teeth play an important role in ensuring their adult teeth come through correctly and unfortunately, if children get tooth decay in their baby teeth, it may have a serious impact on their adult teeth. As soon as your baby’s first tooth appears, they are risk of tooth decay (baby bottle decay). Along with routine visits to your pediatric dentist, here are a few tips to help reduce the risk of tooth decay in babies.

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Sensitive Teeth: What You Should Know

Sensitive Teeth: What You Should Know

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Eating and drinking is a necessary part of the human condition. Eating ice cream, indulging in sweets, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee should be pleasurable experiences. For some, tooth sensitivity prevents the enjoyment of food and drink. There are many causes of sensitivity and different treatment options to alleviate it.

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

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The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Your health and well-being is important, and you do all that you can to stay healthy. But did you know that something as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day may contribute to your overall health? As the gateway to your body, your mouth may have a lot more to do with complete health than we ever thought. Continue reading The Connection Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

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Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

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Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

Fluoride is an element found in the earth, water and air. By the 1940s, medical researchers found that people whose tap water had higher amounts of fluoride experienced fewer dental cavities. This resulted in cities adding fluoride to treated water and to fluoride supplementation of toothpastes, mouth rinses and dental treatments. Today, dental fluoride is used to help prevent cavities in people who have an increased risk of dental decay. Continue reading Fluoride Supplements: When Should You Use Them?

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The 411 on Dental Instruments – What They Are and What They Do

Basic Dental Instruments

When you go for regular oral checkups, you probably have noticed the various tools that your dentist has at their disposal. Dental instruments are categorized depending on the task that is being performed. The tools the dentist will use will vary based on whether they are examining you, or performing a complex procedure such as tooth filling. The following is a quick guide on basic dental instruments used during checkups and tooth filling.

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Mouth Guards: When and Why You Need One

While our teeth are typically strong and durable, sometimes certain lifestyle habits or hobbies that we enjoy can put our teeth at risk of cracking or wearing down over time. In these instances, it’s in your best interest to obtain a mouth guard. A mouth guard is a protective cover for your teeth that is made of a durable material which will keep your teeth from getting damaged.

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