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Posts for: April, 2017

Most of us know that we should brush our teeth at least twice a day, for at least two minutes each time. We probably know we should floss our teeth daily, and we probably know that using mouth wash is wise too. 

Those are some of the things we should do to protect our teeth. But these WebMD slides show us some things that are not good for our teeth and oral health--like chewing on ice, drinknig soda, eating potato chips, and getting tongue piercings. 

To view all 19 bad ideas, click here

If you're having a problem with a tooth--if it's causing pain, or cracked, broken, or altogether missing--give us a call. We'd be happy to help. If you need a missing tooth replaced, we can provide you with a dental implant.

Dental implants are the best, most permanent solution available for a missing tooth or teeth. For more information about implants you can contact us or read more here

Don't let a missing tooth make you feel embarrassed or hide your smile! 

woman biting on ice

 


Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? 

Sadly, oral cancer has a high mortality rate because it is often detected late. Not because it is difficult to diagnose. 

It's estimated that 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed every year with oral cancer, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 

Oral cancer is also twice as more commonly seen in men than in women. 

Here are instructions for how you can perform an oral self exam every month. However, please consult your oral surgeon or dentist to help ensure early detection. 

This infogrpahic was created by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Find out more info here.

oral cancer graphic