April is International oral cancer awareness month and it’s our hope that all readers will be proactive and treat their mouths with the same diligent care as they do with the rest of their bodies when it comes to check ups, because oral cancer is extremely dangerous.
Early detection is vital to surviving oral cancer! As dentists, we have the skills & tools to detect early signs of oral cancer & pre-cancerous conditions. By seeing us for those all important regular dental check-ups that include oral cancer screenings, we can help to win the battle against oral cancer. With oral cancer screenings, most malignancies can be detected in the early stages, while they are still highly curable.
The holiday season is here and it can be a tricky time for your teeth. No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, be it a traditional Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Yule, the “most wonderful time of the year” may not be so wonderful for your dental health.
Your toothbrush could be home to millions of nasty bacteria, lurking deep down in between it’s bristles, but how many of us know how to keep it clean? You may not view your toothbrush as a germ carrier, but depending on how humid your bathroom is, germs & viruses that can prolong colds, sore throats, flu and oral infections, can flourish on the brush; surviving for days in an infective state unless proper care is exercised.