> Some facts about oral cancer
Some facts about oral cancer
Oral cancer screening is a routine part of all dental examinations.
Regular checkups, including an examination of the entire mouth, are essential in the early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions. You may have a very small, but dangerous, oral spot or sore, and not be aware of it. During every check-up we carefully examine the inside of your mouth and tongue and in some patients may notice a flat, painless, white or red spot or a small sore. Although most of these are harmless, some are not. Harmful oral spots or sores often look identical to those that are harmless, but testing can tell them apart. The bottom line...early detection saves lives.
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Here are some facts you should know:
-Cancer can effect ANY area of the oral cavity.
-Other signs include a sore that bleeds easily or doesn't heal, a color change of the oral tissues, a lump, thickening, rough spot, crust or eroded area, pain tenderness or numbness, difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking.
-Alcocol or tobacco use greatly increases the risk.
-Prolonged exposure to the sun greatly increases the incidence of lip cancer.
-Oral cancer is more likely to strike after the age of 40.
-Studies suggest that a diet high in fruits and vegetables may prevent the development of potentially cancerous lesions.
- Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart
Recent research indicates that chronic gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with the development of heart (cardiovascular) disease.
- Afraid of dental injections?
Dr. Schwartz uses "The Wand" anesthetic delivery system.
- Painless Laser Cavity Detection
We use the Diagnodent Laser to locate hidden tooth decay
- A word on nutrition...
Not all foods are good for your teeth. If you consume this stuff, do so in moderation, and be sure to brush afterward!
- Do I really need to floss?
YES! Flossing is the single most important weapon against plaque, perhaps more important than the toothbrush.
- Economic fears can effect dental care
Regular cleanings and checkups can save big money by heading off problems early!
- Ask us about snoring...
Silent Nite is an affordable, custom made snore-prevention device that is flexible, thin, and comfortable.
- What is the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)?
As a member of the AGD, Dr. Schwartz demonstrates his concern for you and your family's long term dental health.
- Bruxing and clenching treatments
One in three people suffer from bruxism, which can easily be treated by your dentist.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Join us in our commitment to support the fight against breast cancer
- Does my child need to see a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat problems particular to children, however most children are treated by general dantists.
- Welcome Jessica!
We'd like to welcome Jessica Bandy, our new front desk coordinator.
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Schwartz becomes a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.
- Our new whitening options
Check out our new line of Venus White options, from in office whitening to convenient at-home systems.
- The Acid Test for Enamel Saving Toothpastes
Provided by The Wall Street Journal
Do you suffer from dry mouth?
- Happy St. Patrick's day
Dr. Schwartz's office gets a visit from a real live Leprechaun!