Patient Education

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer
...Oral cancer accounts for a relatively small 3% of cancers in men and 2% in women, but early detection rates are lagging...

Warning: Chewing Tobacco IS Hazardous to Your Oral Health
...Oral cancer alone is extremely dangerous: many patients suffer partial or complete loss of oral tissue and facial structures, including the tongue, lower jaw or even the face...

Kicking the Tobacco Chewing Habit a Must for Long-Term Health
...Users also increase their risk for sexual dysfunction, cardiopulmonary disease (including heart attack and stroke) and, most notably, oral cancer...

Oral Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention
Oral cancer is a serious health problem, responsible for the death of about one person every hour, every day in the United States...

Dental Hygienist - Your Partner in Preventing Disease and Maintaining Oral Health
...They also look for signs of oral cancer — bumps, sores or areas of swelling or tenderness...

Dental Services
Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

The Laser Revolution is Changing the Dental Healthcare
...Newer lasers can now detect the same fluorescent qualities in soft tissues, which may reduce the detection time for oral cancer and make the difference between life and death...

5 Tips to Keeping a Healthy Mouth During Your College Years
...Consuming too much alcohol can do more than leave you momentarily impaired — it can cause dry mouth, which contributes to tooth decay and increases your risk of oral cancer...

Chewing Tobacco is Just as Addictive and Dangerous as Smoking
... While any form of tobacco is considered a carcinogen, smokeless tobacco in particular has been linked to oral cancer...

Patients with HIV Must Pay Close Attention to Their Oral Health
...Patients also have higher risks for dry mouth, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease...

That Odd Looking Sore in Your Mouth is No Cause for Alarm
...We do this not only to determine the correct diagnosis, but also to rule out more serious problems like pre-cancerous lesions or oral cancer...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...Treating throat or oral cancer, for example, could damage your mouth's salivary glands or bone...

Encourage Your College-Bound Child to Practice Good Oral Health Habits
...Among its many destructive outcomes, HPV16 profoundly raises the risk of oral cancer, a rare but deadly disease with a poor survival rate...

New Year's Resolutions for Better Oral Health
...As if oral cancer weren’t enough to worry about, smoking also promotes gum disease and tooth loss...

4 Areas We May Check During Your Older Loved One's Regular Dental Visit
...Oral cancer...

It's Spring Cleaning Time...for Your Teeth!
...It could even save a tooth that might otherwise be lost! Plus, oral cancer screenings are important for everyone—even young, non-smokers...

June Is Men's Health Month
...Routine exams include not only a check for tooth decay and gum disease—they also include screening for oral cancer...

A New School Year, A New Beginning
...A complete dental exam involves a check for cavities, but it’s also much more: It includes screening for gum disease, oral cancer, and other potential maladies...

Stay Ahead of Gum Disease Re-Infection with Periodontal Maintenance
... Since our goal is to reduce the chances of re-infection as much as possible, we'll thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and any implants for signs of disease (we'll also include an oral cancer screening)...

This Young Woman's Cancer Experience a Teachable Moment for all of us
...Her story, though, highlights some important facts about oral cancer...