Oral Cancer: 10 Early Signs and How You Can Prevent It

American Cancer Society estimates that 49,670 people will get oral cavity or oropheryngeal cancer in 2017, of which 9,700 are likely to die. Oral cancer is grouped with head and neck cancers and of all the cancer types, oral cancer makes up nearly 85% of all cases. 

Oral Cancer

What is Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer, like any other cancer, is the uncontrollable growth ...

Periodontal Treatment- A Brief Overview

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease (or gum disease), also known as periodontitis, is a danger not only to your oral health, but its potential health impact go well beyond your oral cavity. Periodontal disease is mostly observed in adults. According to an estimate, 80 percent of American adults are affected by some sort of the disease. You need accurate periodontal treatment in order to prevent severe tooth loss and further gum and bone damage. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease ...

6 Benefits of Getting Dental Veneers

Benefits of Getting Dental Veneers

A perfect smile goes a long way to boost your self confidence. Dental problems such as stained and damaged teeth or undesirable gaps between your teeth, can take away your peace of mind and render you with low confidence level. Teeth veneers are the most effective methods that can take care of these issues and provide you with your desired visual appearance. Teeth veneers or dental veneers are mainly thin ceramic shells made from super fine ...

What You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

You Need to Know About TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) connects the lower jawbone to the skull on either side of your face. The lower jaw and temporal bone adjust together as a ball and socket with a disk in between. Large pairs of muscles in the cheeks and temples move the lower jaw enabling us to talk, chew and yawn. If this system doesn't work properly, it can lead to various TMJ disorders. Such conditions are sometimes referred to ...

What All You Need to Know About Frenectomy

Dental Care

The frenulum is the small piece of tissue that anchors the upper lip to the gums. In most cases, it only extends to the ridge of the tooth where the crown ends and the roots begin. Normally, as a child grows the frenulum will appear to shrink back preventing it from being seen when they smile or speak. What Is a Frenectomy? There are instances where the frenulum is abnormally large and extends downward towards the upper ...

What Are the Various Types of Dental X-rays?

Dental X-ray

Dental X-rays are the pictures of inside of your mouth that show problems related to your teeth, bones and tissues surrounding the jaws. These pictures are taken with the help of X-ray cameras as an alternative to using mirrors. In contrast to the use of mirrors, dental X-ray cameras enable the dentist to see the problem immediately and allow them to show the picture to the patient. It makes the task of examination and ...

Basic First Aid Tips for Common Tooth Injuries

Dental Care

It is quite common to receive injuries while playing. Playing without a mouth guard exposes us to various kinds of risks such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth and even teeth loss. If the child loses a baby tooth prematurely, you do not need to replace it but if your permanent tooth is affected, it calls for a dental emergency. Following first aid tips should be followed in case of a dental injury: Collect Teeth Fragments

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: It’s Time to Take Action

Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As many people are still unaware about oral cancer causes, symptoms and the fact that early diagnosis is essential to prevent oral cancer, it's time to create awareness about oral cancer and recognize the importance of oral cancer screenings in early detection of the disease. The Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) takes the opportunity to raise awareness about oral cancer among the community. Facts About Oral Cancer Oral ...

Easy Tips to Protect Your Teeth from Easter Treats and Recipes

Dental Care

Everyone seems to be in a happy mood as Easter approaches and people start making arrangements with great zeal and enthusiasm. Children can be seen in a totally different mood as they expect gifts such as toys, chocolates, candies etc. In most of the stores in US, the shelves are generally occupied with marshmallow peeps, chocolate bunnies and the very popular and in-demand jelly beans. In the fun-filled and merry making environment people tend to ...

Dental Implants: Procedure and Recovery

Dental Care

A beautiful smile can do wonders. And the key to a beautiful and long-lasting smile is strong and healthy teeth. Unfortunately, according to prosthodontists records, more than 35 million Americans have missing teeth in one or both jaws. An absence of these natural teeth can not only be embarrassing but it can also affect your daily activities. A dental implant is an excellent solution to support and restore your missing teeth and prevent jaw bone loss. ...