Monthly Archives: June 2016

How Many Teeth are in That Cigarette Pack?

Question: If you start smoking at age 18 and smoke one pack a day, how many teeth are you likely to lose by the time you are 35 years old? Answer: Four to five teeth. Men who smoke lose 2.9 … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

With a five-year survival rate as low as 60%, oral cancer is scary. Protect yourself by getting checked for the disease today. Here are the top four reasons you should add “oral cancer screening” to your wellness to-do list. It’s … Continue reading

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Stressed out? Your dentist can tell!

More and more signs of stress are showing up in the dentist’s office. During routine dental examinations and cleanings, dentists are able to detect oral symptoms of stress, including orofacial pain, bruxism, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), mouth sores and gum disease. … Continue reading

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Age One – Dental Visit

What About Fluoride? Finally, while oral hygiene and dietary changes require behavioral change on the part of the child’s family, fluoride does not. Optimal water fluoridation requires no effort at all on the part of the family. Fluoride supplements might … Continue reading

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