Archive | April, 2014

You Have Oral Cancer. Now What?

An oral cancer diagnosis can come as tragic news for you and your family. But it is important to remember that the doctors you will be working with are experts at controlling the spread of cancer. Once diagnosed, you will have many decisions to make. Since you will need to make these decisions while you […]

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Open Wide: Oral Cancer Screening

Visiting your dentist twice a year does more than keep your teeth in tip-top shape. Once a year, you should ask your dentist to give you an oral cancer screening. This screening is vital to diagnosing cancer in the early stages, when survival rates are highest. Oral cancer screenings are routine for your dentist. They […]

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6 Easter Bunny Approved Candy Alternatives for Your Kids’ Baskets

Hippity hop! Our friend the Easter Bunny is on his way. But this year, he wants your kids to have fewer sweet treats. Marshmallow bunnies and chicks covered in sugar are tasty, but they can cause tooth decay. Try to think outside the box – or Easter basket – this year for some fun alternatives […]

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5 Books to Read to Your Kids to Make Them Smile

National Library Week is the perfect opportunity to visit your local library and teach your child the wonders of reading. Books can transform a dull day into a day filled with adventure and excitement. This week, take a moment to sit down and read with your child. Here are 5 books that will make your […]

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Foundation Grants Provide Dental Education, Services to Diverse Audiences

Arizona has long been romanticized as a sparsely populated desert with wide open spaces and a slower-paced lifestyle. According to the 2010 census, Arizona boasts 6.55 million people and is the 15th most populated state in the country.  The perception of the relaxed, wide-open desert lifestyle has given way to the reality of a large, […]

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Is Fluoride Toothpaste Safe For Babies?

The short answer is yes – as soon as you can see your child’s first tooth. Historically, the American Dental Association (ADA) advised caregivers to brush their baby’s teeth with water and wait to use fluoride toothpaste until age 2. However, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs recently updated their recommendation. Instead of waiting until […]

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Oral Cancer Risk Factors

Risk factors can come in many forms. Some are choices we make and others are dynamics we can’t control. In order to reduce your chance of developing oral cancer, make yourself aware of all the risk factors and understand how they relate to your lifestyle. Use of tobacco products. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, […]

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Osteoporosis, Osteopenia and Oral Health

Like its name implies, osteoporosis is a condition in which certain bones develop pores. The reduction in density can cause bones to become thin and brittle, making them more susceptible to breaking. Often referred to as a ”silent disease,” you may not be aware that you have osteoporosis until an incident, like a broken bone […]

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Oral Cancer Facts and Figures

Oral cancer was catapulted to the forefront of conversations in 2010 with the announcement that actor and producer Michael Douglas was battling this disease. Four years after Michael Douglas’ diagnosis, oral cancer isn’t as widely discussed in the media or Hollywood but the facts remain the same. In 2014, more than 37,000 people in the […]

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