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Dentists Are Key To Detecting Oral Cancer

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Oral Health & Overall Health |

Get Screened for Oral Cancer 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. If you’ve used tobacco or had a history of HPV, you’re at a higher risk of contracting oral cancer. Fortunately, it can be detected early. Your dentist can be the key to your diagnosis. 6 Symptoms of Oral Cancer CONSULT YOUR DENTIST IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THESE 6 SYMPTOMS: 1. Any sore that persists longer than 2 weeks 2. Red or white patches in the...

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6 Steps to Quit Smoking in 2016

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Oral Health & Overall Health |

In case you haven’t heard, smoking is bad for you…and you should quit! Like, today. Aside from the myriad of oral & overall health maladies all smokers will eventually deal with, we now live in a time when there are so many helpful resources available to those who currently smoke and want to quit. In honor of the Great American Smokeout that took place on November 19th, we’ve decided to outline 6 steps to quitting smoking...

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Oral Cancer Symptoms

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Oral Health & Overall Health |

What Are Head & Neck Cancers? According to the experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – doctors in other words, not overly caffeinated dental health blog post writers – head and neck cancer encompasses a wide range of tumors that can develop in several areas of the head and neck, including the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses, and mouth. As we’ve discussed on this blog before, cancer of the oral cavity...

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Curt Schilling Blames Oral Cancer on Chewing Tobacco

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Oral Health & Overall Health |

Baseball, Oral Cancer, & Chewing Tobacco   While most sports fans are aware of former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly’s battle with sinus cancer, and the recent passing of one of baseball’s greatest hitter ever – Tony Gwynn – up until earlier today most of us weren’t aware that another famous athlete is dealing with mouth cancer. Former Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series winning pitcher Curt Schilling is...

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Oral Cancer Screenings: What Are They & Why Do We Need Them?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Oral Health & Overall Health |

Oral Cancer Screenings at the Dentist An oral cancer screening is usually part of a normal dental exam, where your dentist inspects your face, neck, lips, and mouth to look for any signs of oral cancer.   We all need one because close to 43,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. (Source: Oral Cancer Foundation). Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, because...

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