October 2012

October 24, 2012

New Flooring!

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In the first of several minor updates to the office, we’ve installed new flooring in the office restroom.  Keep checking the blog for news on the upcoming office updates!

October 23, 2012

Oral Ulcers

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Research shows that the bacteria that cause oral ulcers are found in saliva and may often be located in the pockets between your teeth and gums.  This is just one more reason to have great oral hygiene at home and to come in for your regular cleanings at our office.

October 3, 2012

Oral Cancer Facts

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Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in the mouth.  At roughly 80%, it has one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers in the body.  Risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma, include but are not limited to the following: Cigarette/cigar smoking Smokeless tobacco Frequent consumption of high alcohol content liquor Oral autoimmune Read the full article…

October 2, 2012

Dental Cavities are a Transmissible Infection

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Dental cavities are a bacterial infection of the dental hard tissues.  It is a multifactorial, chronic disease process that is transmissible between people.  It is a lifelong disease and affects 95% of the population.  Here is a link to an article from MSNBC about how dental cavities are transmissible.