Oral cancers are the sixth most common cancers in the world. According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that approximately 91,200 people in the US are living with oral cancer, and approximately 37,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Two known major risk factors for oral cancer are tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption. Giving us another great reason to give up smoking and be healthier! Another great tip is always use sunscreen, even on your lips.
Should I Go Electric? The high price tag that comes along with an electric toothbrush often gets people asking “Is it really worth it?” There are many benefits to using an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes minimize technique errors that occur with manual toothbrushes. People often miss hard to reach areas because they are rushing or just don’t know proper brushing technique. Electric toothbrushes are designed so that all you have to do is position the toothbrush head in the proper
As dentists, we already know and talk about the importance of periodontal or gum health. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Recently studies have been released linking the bacteria that causes gum disease to various systemic health problems. Most recently, a study was completed that found a link between the bacteria present gum disease and Alzheimer’s. This study has found the bacteria commonly present in periodontal disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, was present in four of ten