According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 48,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year. Of those, just over 50 percent will live more than five years beyond their diagnosis. Unfortunately, oral cancer causes more than 9,500 deaths every year—that’s about one death every hour of every day. A dedicated dental team takes those numbers very seriously. That’s why your dentist in North Dallas conducts an oral cancer screening during each and every dental exam. Read on to learn about the risks and signs of oral cancer and how regular screenings can literally save your life!
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April 23, 2018
March 9, 2018
Everyone wants to look in the mirror at themselves and feel great, but not everyone does. Unfortunately, too many people avoid mirrors because they don’t want to see the dark, discolored teeth that bring down their confidence every time they smile.
Thankfully, your dentist in North Dallas has a quick, effective way to give yourself that boost of self esteem that you truly need: professional teeth whitening! Learn more about how you can brighten your teeth and your confidence in this week’s blog post.
February 2, 2018
Since February is Heart Health and Gum Disease Awareness month, we thought we’d write a blog about the connection between the two. You may be surprised, but studies strongly suggest that people with periodontal (gum) disease have nearly double the chance of developing heart disease. That’s more reason than ever before to floss each day!
Your dentist in north Dallas will explain how these two seemingly unrelated body parts are connected. You’ll also learn some easy ways to improve the health of your gums that can make your mouth (and body) stronger and healthier. And when it comes to healthcare, who wouldn’t want to kill two birds with one stone?
January 6, 2018
Most of the time we never think about our regular habits. That’s exactly why they’re called habits in the first place! We do them unconsciously as we go about our daily lives. However, some of them can contribute negatively to your teeth if you aren’t careful. To keep your teeth in healthy condition, your dentist in North Dallas wanted to mention a few of these habits and include ways to manage them better in the future.
December 9, 2017
As the clock ticks down – 5,4,3,2,1 – the energy in the room rises to a fevered crescendo as the new year rolls in. You bellow sounds from your noise-maker, take a sip of a beverage, and then still away to a somewhat quiet area. And in this brief moment, you contemplate what you want your new year to represent. You think about becoming a more disciplined person in your eating, spending and exercising. But, your dentist in North Dallas has an important bullet to add to your list. He says commit to your oral health in the new year and you’ll see how it positively impacts your life.
November 3, 2017
The holidays are a great time of year as you surround yourself with friends and loved ones. During the festivities and events, you gather in welcoming environments to share delicious meals and yummy treats. The last things on your mind are your teeth and gums. However, if you are not careful, you can unknowingly cause damage to your smile. To help protect your oral health without compromising the enjoyment of the day, your dentist in North Dallas offers some tips for a healthy smile during the holidays.
October 27, 2017
As the year draws to a close, many are families are busy with holiday plans, travel, and the stresses of year end work and school tasks. Not to add one more thing to your list of things to do before 2018, but if you haven’t used your annual dental insurance benefits, you may be about to lose them. Make the most of the money you’ve invested in dental insurance by reading on to find out more about benefit plans, insurance networks, and how taking advantage of dental insurance benefits as the year draws to a close is so important.
September 5, 2017
You use your tongue to articulate speech, taste your favorite foods, and occasionally — if you’re feeling childish — insult someone whom you don’t like. This little group of muscles is an important part of a full life, but you might take it for granted. While you’re probably diligent about cleaning your teeth and gums, are you just as careful to make sure your tongue gets the TLC it deserves? Your dentist in North Dallas is here to explain why cleaning this small organ is so important.
August 26, 2017
As the years go by, our bodies undergo a range of changes, including ones that affect our mouths. However, you don’t have resign yourself to tooth loss and other problems that commonly crop up as the decades go by. When you understand the oral health issues that often accompany age, you can take steps to protect your smile and make sure your teeth stay in place for your whole lifetime. Your dentist in North Dallas is here to help.
July 21, 2017
Dental implants are still a relatively innovative dentistry service, and many patients we treat don’t know much about them. Perhaps the most important thing patients should know is that dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores both the tooth roots and the crowns of teeth. This makes implant-retained tooth replacement uniquely effective. If you’re missing a single tooth or a full of arch of teeth, contact our team to schedule a dental implant consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your tooth replacement options, explain the dental implant process, and help you make the best choice to replace your missing tooth or teeth.