Oral Cancer Self-Exams

 

Oral Cancer Self-Exams

Although the oral cavity is usually regularly examined for signs of oral cancer during routine dentist appointments, it is also recommended to conduct monthly self-examinations. Where to Look: High-Risk Areas When checking for signs of oral cancer, it is important to thoroughly observe the oral cavity. The most cancer-prone regions are the underside and sides […]

A Dry Mouth Can Impact Your Oral Hygiene

If you are consistently suffering from a dry mouth, this can have worse consequences than just giving you that uncomfortable feeling in your mouth. Because saliva is vital for oral hygiene, a dry mouth can negatively impact your oral health. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. So what’s causing this and how […]

What Is the Best Age to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

There is no specific age that wisdom teeth must be extracted by, however it is recommended that wisdom teeth be removed in early adulthood. Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, can be successfully removed later in life, but early removal is recommended to limit risks involved with the surgery and healing time. The Best Age […]

Alcohol and Oral Health

A few weeks ago, we discussed oral health complications resulting from tobacco use. What you may not know is that alcohol can also have a detrimental effect on your oral health. An occasional glass of wine, though it might stain your teeth, is not going to pose a major threat to your oral health. However, […]

Tobacco and Your Oral Health

You may not be aware that tobacco use is one of the leading causes of many oral complications. People who smoke or chew tobacco are more likely to develop gum disease, tooth loss, and cancer. Though the addictive qualities of nicotine make it difficult to ditch the habit, it is imperative to your oral health […]