What you need to know about Oral Cancer

| April 17, 2017

What you need to know about Oral Cancer April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, and more than 8,000 deaths occur annually. The five-year survival rate for oral cancers is

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The Lifespan of fillings, crowns, and other dental restorations

| February 10, 2013

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD someone say that after you cut your finger, and it heals, that the scar tissue is stronger than normal tissue? Some opinions vary, but it appears that this notion is more myth than truth. But what about your teeth and your restorative dental work? Can a filling

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What Every Woman Should Know About Her Dental Health

| September 27, 2012

DID YOU KNOW THAT WOMEN HAVE special challenges when it comes to their oral health? Hormonal cycles can affect the way women’s bodies react to bacteria and plaque in their mouths. If you are a woman—or if you’d like to pass this information along to a woman who could benefit from

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How often do I need to change my tooth brush?

| January 23, 2011

You should change toothbrushes every 3 – 6 months.  We will give you a toothbrush at every cleaning but if the bristles are looking a little wild, you might want to replace it before your 6 month professional cleaning. Remember if you or a family member get sick with the

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Scope vs Listerine: What’s the difference?

| February 25, 2009

Many patients ask us about mouth rinses.  Are they needed?  What do they do?  How often should I use them?  Everyone’s mouth has different needs but below are a few guidelines. Listerine reduces the bacteria that causes the redness, bleeding and puffiness of gums.  It also reduces the bacteria in the

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