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What is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer can refer to any type of cancer that is found inside of the mouth, as well as in the back of the throat. These cancers occur in areas such as the mouth and gum tissues, on and under the tongue and in the back of the throat. Oral cancer is a dangerous disease, as it is difficult to…Continue reading
What is Oral Cancer?
Oral cancer is also known as mouth cancer. These types of cancers can be found anywhere within the mouth, as well as within the back of the throat. Oral cancers can happen in gum and mouth tissues, under the tongue, on the tongue, and within the area found at the back of the throat. These particular types of cancers have…Continue reading
It’s October Again! Time to Celebrate Another Dental Hygiene Month
Thanks to the American Dental Hygienists Association and the Wrigley Jr. Company, every October since 2009 is declared National Dental Hygiene Awareness Month. That means 31 days devoted to education and awareness about what dental hygiene means, how to practice it, and why it’s important. Dental hygiene is of critical importance to not just your dental health but your general…Continue reading
Gum Care Awareness
Keep Your Body Healthy With Healthy Gums A little-known educational event occurs in September. It’s called Gum Care Awareness month, and even though it may not sound like an earth-shattering event, good gum health is essential for good physical health. When your gums are unhealthy, the bacteria in your mouth penetrate the thin, porous membranes and are transported throughout your…Continue reading
Emergency Dental Care in Denville
Early one morning your tooth wakes you up with a throbbing pain. You get up to brush your teeth, but that only aggravates it. You don’t notice anything visibly the matter with your mouth except, perhaps, a small bit of inflammation. You need to get rid of the pain somehow in order to go about your daily life, but you’re…Continue reading
Basic Dental Care in Denville
Your oral hygiene is at least as important as your physical health care, perhaps more so. Research has linked poor oral health to diseases such as dementia, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, many people relegate their oral hygiene to the bottom of their daily to-do list and skimp on it or skip it altogether when they’re tired or rushed. However,…Continue reading
Do You Need an Oral Surgeon?
An oral surgeon has completed the four years of training and education required to become licensed as a general dentist, in addition to four more years of specialized training in surgical hospital residence. They specialize in advanced dentistry services such as repairing facial damage, broken jaws, and knocked-out teeth, extracting impacted wisdom teeth, performing cosmetic and restorative dentistry, treating TMJ…Continue reading
Root Canals Aren’t Painful and Can Save Your Permanent Teeth
Taking care of your teeth when you’re an adult is important. No matter how well you do, though, cavities can still develop sometimes. If you don’t treat cavities, they can eventually reach the pulp of your teeth and cause infections. Tooth pulp infections are not only painful but can also result in losing your teeth altogether without treatment. Thankfully, you…Continue reading
What to Expect from a Tooth Extraction
Dental appointments have the reputation for being unpleasant, whether the reputation is justified or not, and some people have a phobia about the dentist’s chair. The term is odontophobia and it’s very common. Many times, however, it’s more about fear of the unknown than the actual procedure. Tooth extractions are particularly notorious for inspiring odontophobia, especially among adults. Children often…Continue reading
Understanding Sensitive Teeth
Pain or sensitivity of your teeth can interfere with regular dental hygiene and can, in some cases, be a sign that something is seriously wrong with your teeth and gums. Working with an experienced dentist is often the best way to determine the root causes of sensitive teeth and to treat these conditions effectively. Along with the discomfort that tooth…Continue reading