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Is Gum Disease Contagious and How Do I Prevent It?

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is much more common than you may think. To put it in perspective, one out of two American adults over the age of thirty have some form of gum disease according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s 64.7 million Americans. Now, you might be concerned and asking yourself, […]

Oral Cancer: Signs, Causes, and Types

Oral cancer is separated into two categories based on where it occurs in the mouth. Oral cancer can develop in the oral cavity (inside lips and cheeks, gums, teeth, roof of the mouth and front two-thirds of tongue) or in the oropharynx (middle area of throat, tonsils and base of tongue). Each year over 10,000 […]

How to Stop Teeth Grinding

Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding affects about 8% of adults according to the National Sleep Foundation. Teeth grinding often occurs while we sleep and can be brought on by a number of different factors. Stress, anxiety, tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine are just a few known factors that can contribute to teeth grinding. Signs that […]

What You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

What are you waiting for One of the most important jobs we have is to examine, monitor, and diagnose oral cancer in our patients. Every year, nearly 52,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer. More than 8,000 of those people will die. This is why it is crucial to get routine oral exams and keep […]