With the vast advancements in the dental field this last decade, it may be surprising to learn that untreated cavities are still a prevalent and persistent issue for many people in the United States. More than one in five Americans has untreated cavities and periodontitis, according to Dr. Bruce Dye, an epidemiologist at the U.S. … Continue reading Untreated Cavities in the US
On August 2nd, this New York Times article was published and caused quite a bit of controversy in both the dental community and with the general public.
As with many aspects of general dentistry, scaling and root planing is a treatment related to keeping your mouth free of gum disease.
During the hectic holiday season, fast food is an easy go-to. We already know that sweets and sugary desserts are not good for our teeth or our waistlines. However, even the savory fast foods can wreak havoc on our teeth!
Early Detection Saves Lives Oral cancer is nothing to take lightly. Causing one death every hour, there will be approximately 45,750 new cases diagnosed this year alone. It also tends to strike men twice as likely as women. Contributing factors of oral cancer include: Smoking Tobacco use Excessive alcohol consumption (3+ drinks per day) Over … Continue reading April: Oral Cancer Awareness Month