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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is divided into two categories – those occurring in the oral cavity (your lips, the inside of your lips and cheeks, teeth, gums, the front two-thirds of your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth) and those occurring in the oropharynx (middle region of the throat, including the tonsils and base

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15 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half of your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor, and texture. Vitamins, minerals, and fiber are packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups of vegetables

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5 Steps to Quit Smoking

Step 1: Have a plan- Once you’ve made up your mind to quit smoking and set the date, develop a plan. There are free tools online at smokefree.gov and a toll-free number, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, to help you succeed. Download an app to track your progress. Step 2: Don’t do it alone- It will be easier to

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The Daily 4

The Daily 4 represents the foundation for healthy smiles: Brush: Do you know that two is the magic number? Tooth brushing for two minutes two times a day helps reduce biofilm and prevent caries, gingivitis and other biofilm-related diseases. Floss: Flossing or use of other interdental cleaning methods removes biofilm and food particles that a

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Dental Treatments for Sleep Apnea

It is estimated that millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but far fewer know very much about what it is or how it can be treated. Quite simply sleep apnea is the disruption of normal breathing during sleep and can become a very serious problem if left untreated. People suffering from sleep apnea also

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Being Cavity Free

For all our best intentions to brush and floss consistently, it seems that we can’t always avoid the cavity diagnosis. While brushing and flossing daily is good for your teeth and important for battling gum disease there are other things that we can do to help prevent cavities from forming. Use a mouthwash after brushing

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Below are tips for each day of the month to help you focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Vegetables and fruits are loaded with nutrients and low in calories. They contain fiber and water,

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Suffering from Arthritis?

I previously talked about how periodontal disease can reach below your gum line and attack the bone structure of your mouth. Dentists see this every day and know just how serious this disease can be. It is important for me to make my patients aware and keep them informed of what is happening and why regular dental

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Junk Food & Bad Oral Health

Oral health and overall health are linked in several ways that many people do not realize. Although junk food can be a treat every so often, an overabundance of these foods can lead to severe oral health problems. Consuming large amounts of sugar can lead to cavities and increases your risk for periodontal disease. Along

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What is Halitosis?

Chronic halitosis, also known as bad breath, is a common problem affecting more than 80 million people in the US. Bad breath is created by a sulfur compound that is created by bacteria as they breakdown food particles and other debris in your mouth. Maintaining proper oral hygiene and scheduling regular teeth cleaning is one

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