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Oral Health and Bullying: How Dentists Can Spot Verbal Abuse

If you follow our blog, then you know dentists can detect potentially serious conditions that affect your entire body simply by looking in your mouth. A new study suggests dentists may also be able to spot bullying. Bullying has grown into a major problem that puts countless adolescents under heightened emotional stress. According to the…

Early gum disease detection may help avoid more serious problems.

The Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease to Your Health

Gum disease can become a serious problem for one’s oral health. Bacterially-infected gums and soft tissues, if left untreated, can deteriorate to the point of tooth loss. But studies point to even larger dangers. Let’s start with a definition. In its earliest, mildest form, gum disease is known as gingivitis – an inflammation of gum…

Oral cancer prevention benefits from regular dentist visits.

Detecting Oral Cancer – New Methods

Mention the word ‘cancer’ and most people shudder.  A common human response, we try to bury our heads in the sand or wish the concept away unless we actually have to deal with a diagnosis personally. But many cancers are curable when detected early – and oral cancer is no exception. Detecting oral cancer symptoms…