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What Can You Do to Prevent Oral Cancer?

No one wants to see cancer looming in the future. Take some prudent steps now to ensure a long, healthy life for yourself. Here are some steps you can take to decrease the risks of oral cancer: Stop using tobacco products. Keep in mind that tobacco products can be smoked or chewed. Quitting can be…

Signs of Oral Cancer

The panic begins with mouth pain and infections that will not go away. “Is that a spot?” you might wonder aloud. Then, there is a quick search online for pictures of infections. Before you know it, you are worried about the big C: cancer. Before you panic, read on. There is value to being aware…

Oral Cancer: Risk Factors

Few words elicit as much fear as “Cancer.” Oral cancer carries a special kind of terror because your mouth is necessary for both speaking and eating. Another phrase you often hear is, “early detection.” While early detection certainly saves lives, do not wait for symptoms to start thinking about making changes. There are some things…

Hormones and Your Mouth: Menopause

Just like puberty, menopause is a change that affects your entire body and every aspect of your life. You may be familiar with some common ones: hot flashes, chills, trouble sleeping, mood changes, etc. In this myriad of changes, do not forget about your mouth. You may experience altered taste, burning sensations, and increased sensitivity.…

Hormones and Your Mouth: Pregnancy

You have had every lecture imaginable on what pregnancy is doing to your body and what you should be doing. The lists seem never-ending, and the advice will not stop pouring in. Nevertheless, you should make a little time to give your mouth some extra care (between bouts of morning sickness). Pregnancy is rife with…

Hormones and Your Mouth: Puberty & Menstrual Cycles

As a woman, you are used to your body’s roller coaster and the way it changes constantly. You have lists of what happens to your body at given times of the month. Is your mouth on any of those lists? Your hormone levels have significant effects on your mouth, too. You go through so many…

Toothbrush Wear

“Replace your toothbrush every three months,” is a time-worn piece of advice you have heard time and time again. Is it really the best guideline, though? A 2018 study on toothbrush usage shows that bristle wear is a better indicator for toothbrush replacement than time. Toothbrush Wear We each have a unique set of tendencies…

Bruxism

Bruxism is grinding or clenching your teeth. This is an issue because tooth enamel that is worn down cannot be replaced. Worn teeth may require crowns or other dental work in order to prevent decay and preserve tooth function. Depending on the severity of the grinding and clenching, you could even fracture your teeth or…

How Can Breastfeeding Impact Oral Health?

Breastfeeding has seen a surge in popularity in recent years.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends you breastfeed for the first year, and the World Health Organization recommends two years. While breastfeeding requires some lifestyle changes, there are numerous benefits to this practice. Your baby’s entire life revolves around eating, so consider what breastfeeding does for…

Warning Signs That You Could Have Gum Disease

Depending upon your age, you may be suffering from a type of gum disease. Generally, it afflicts most adults that are 30 years of age or older. No one is immune to its damaging effects. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease happens when plaque deposits build up around the tissues of the teeth and become…

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