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Mouth and Tongue Cancer: Know the Signs & Symptoms

The American Cancer Society estimates there were approximately 54,000 new cases of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer in 2022. Fortunately, when caught early, mouth and tongue cancers are treatable. Learn what mouth cancer symptoms to look for and when to visit your dentist for an oral cancer screening. Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer Mouth … Continued

Post-Operative Care After Scaling & Root Planing

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, and periodontitis is inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Chronic periodontitis affects 47.2% of adults over 30 in the United States. If left untreated, advanced gum disease can lead to dental abscesses and tooth loss. Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment that is commonly used to … Continued

Does Sugar Cause Cavities? The Answer May Surprise You!

Those with a sweet tooth may be surprised to learn that sugar is not the leading cause of cavities or tooth decay. Harmful oral bacteria cause acid to build up in your mouth, demineralizing your tooth enamel and forming a cavity. There are numerous ways to prevent cavities and tooth decay, including a thorough at-home … Continued

Dental Implant Success Rate

Dental implants are artificial titanium roots placed into the jawbone to support a prosthetic tooth or teeth. They are a common solution for patients with gaps in their smiles due to injury, disease, or decay. Dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone, unlike bridges or dentures, which sit on top of the gums. This … Continued

Missing Teeth Problems and How to Avoid Them

Teeth fall out for a number of reasons, the most common being tooth decay, gum disease, and mouth injuries. A lost tooth may not seem like a big deal, but it can cause serious oral and physical health issues if left untreated. Learn the most common problems caused by tooth loss and how to avoid … Continued

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