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Stages of Oral Cancer and How to Prevent It

September 16, 2021

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dentist doing an oral cancer screening in Naples

Each year, over 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. Your dentist will likely perform an oral cancer screening during your biannual dental checkups to look for signs of this disease. The mortality rate for oral or mouth cancer is higher than many others, but catching it in its early stages gives you a better chance of beating it. To help you understand what the different stages of oral cancer look like, here are some things dentists may find during screenings and what you can do to prevent it.

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7 Reasons Why You May Have a Bump on Your Gums

August 28, 2021

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man notices bump on gums

You’re brushing your teeth when you notice a change in the appearance of your gums. It’s perfectly normal to be concerned and have it assessed by your local dentist. In doing so, you can have the peace-of-mind of knowing what condition your oral health is in. Meanwhile, here are 7 possible contributors to a bump on gums.

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What to Expect When Recovering from a Full Mouth Reconstruction

August 12, 2021

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woman happy with new smile

If you have several dental issues that require treatment, it’s often more advantageous to have them corrected as part of a pre-planned series of treatments. It can save you time and money in the long run. Depending on the number of procedures you have performed and their complexity, the recovery time can vary. Still, you’d like a basic idea of what to expect when healing from a full mouth reconstruction. Continue reading to get the answer.

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Do Gums Grow Back? Learn the Facts from a Dentist.

July 18, 2021

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Patient asking dentist if gums grow back

When it comes to oral health, most people only think about their teeth. But the gums play a major role as well, despite them not getting nearly as much attention as they should. They play many important roles in protecting your mouth from dental disease. Without proper oral hygiene, they can actually begin to recede, exposing more of your tooth enamel and putting your teeth at risk for all sorts of problems. To learn more about this condition, and whether or not gums grow back, keep reading.

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Why Summer is the Best Time for Dental Implantation

June 25, 2021

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woman smiling with dental implants

Life can be quite difficult when you’re living without a full set of teeth. Aside from the functional issues that it brings about, it can leave you feeling less confident. Thankfully, there is a way to regain the complete usage of your teeth and experience the bliss of having an attractive smile: with dental implants. As you continue reading, discover why summer is the perfect time for dental implantation and the importance of scheduling your first visit now!

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Smile Safe This Summer

June 22, 2021

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Woman smiling outside

It has been a long year, but summer vacation is finally here! You are able to take a couple extra days off work, you are planning on spending more time outdoors, and you may even have a fun vacation planned for you and your family. However, nothing can put a damper on fun summer activities quite like a dental emergency. Here are some tips to keep your smile safe from disaster throughout the duration of the summer season.

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The Relationship Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

May 22, 2021

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Man with Alzheimer’s disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround the teeth and hold them firmly into place. Poor oral hygiene is the number one cause of this problem, but there are numerous other conditions in the body that it is related to, including Alzheimer’s disease. Read on to learn more about the relationship between the two and what you can do to keep your gums in excellent health.

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5 Oral Health Tips During Summer Vacation

May 5, 2021

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Group of friends at barbecue party outdoors

The summer months are fast approaching! While you may be busy planning your family’s beach vacation, camping trip, or backyard cookout, don’t forget about your oral health! Keeping your smile healthy during your summer vacation will help ensure that you have a great time. Here are 5 summer oral health tips so you can get the most out of your much-needed time off. 

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5 Dangers of Getting Bargain Dental Implants

April 7, 2021

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Are you thinking about replacing your missing teeth? Dental implants are one of the most advanced and efficient options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They have a wide variety of benefits, including that they prevent jawbone deterioration, are long lasting, and don’t require eating restrictions once they completely heal. However, if you choose discounted dental implants, you could end up with some serious problems. Read on to learn about the dangers of getting dental implants for cheap.

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Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Gum Disease?

March 11, 2021

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Woman who drinks alcohol poking her gums

It’s common knowledge that drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health. While you probably already know that this bad habit can cause serious health issues like liver disease and high blood pressure, did you know that it puts your teeth and gums at risk as well? Studies show that heavy drinking can lead to a variety of oral health problems like gum disease, which can cause tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about gum disease, how alcohol consumption is linked to it, and what you can do to keep your smile healthy.

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