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Knowing the Signs of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a type of cancer that develops in your mouth. It is typically diagnosed in people between the ages 55 and 64 years, and it occurs more often in men than women. It is estimated that oral cancer will make up about 3 percent of all cancers diagnosed in 2017. Oral cancer may […]

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Coping Skills for Facing Dental Fears

We all have something we are afraid of – spiders, the dark, heights – maybe even going to the dentist. Sometimes, you can avoid scary things. You do not like heights? Stay close to the ground. But seeing the dentist is one fear you should not dodge. Here are some things you can do to […]

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Relieving Dental Pain

You and your dentist have a range of options in addressing pain, including medication. When choosing a pain medication, you might consider: The level of pain you are having or are likely to have; Whether the pain is acute (expected to last for a short time) or chronic (happening for a longer period) Your health […]

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Flossing Through the Holidays

The holiday season is often associated with festive meals and sticky foods. And, even though there’s been some discussion about the need for flossing, the American Dental Association (ADA) continues to recommend cleaning between your teeth once a day. Floss and other interdental cleaners get in between your teeth where your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque […]

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Advancing Teeth Replacement with All-in-Four Dentures

Those who have lost all of their teeth or are soon to have their last, failing teeth removed have several options for tooth replacement. One of the most advanced and reliable techniques are to permanently attach lifelike prosthetic (new replacement) teeth to dental implants that are anchored in the jawbone. Implant-supported teeth look and function […]

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Smoking and Your Oral Health

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking cigarettes or other tobacco products is harmful to your mouth, including your teeth and gums, and can be deadly. Each year, about 443,000 people die prematurely due to smoking or exposure to second hand smoke, and 8.6 million people live with a […]

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