Category Archives: Oral Cancer

Could Poor Gum Health Trigger Health Challenges Beyond The Mouth?

Riverside Dental Arts recently joined an organization called the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, or AAOSH (aaosh.org/). We felt it was important to be connected with this membership of like-minded dental professionals for several reasons, but mainly because of … Continue reading

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April Is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Although we like to emphasize the importance of annual screenings for oral cancer, April provides an opportunity to stress the need through a month long, national campaign. Begin by visiting the American Dental Association’s (ADA) consumer updates on oral cancer … Continue reading

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Simple Ways To Avoid Bad Breath.

Although the title of this blog begins with the word ‘simple,’ for people who struggle with bad breath, there is nothing simple about it. Persistent bad breath is a real problem for some people – once they realize they have … Continue reading

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If You Smoke, Know Oral Health Repercussions

Consider that your mouth is the first part of your body to come in contact with cigarette or cigar smoke. Although many people think of the lungs when it comes to the intake of cigarette or cigar smoke, the soft, … Continue reading

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Have Arthritis? Take Excellent Care Of Your Gums.

While most people see only their top, front teeth while brushing or getting ready for the day, dental professionals have a more intricate view of an individual’s mouth. I have a close-up view of teeth and gum tissues and training … Continue reading

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Get Ready For October – National Dental Hygiene Month!

With October upon us, we’d like to remind our patients that October is National Dental Hygiene Month. As we celebrate our terrific team who help to keep your teeth and gums healthy (while making each visit a pleasure!), we would … Continue reading

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The Link Between Diabetes & Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone structures that support natural teeth. Even though the signs of gum disease may resemble other medical conditions, the most common symptoms include: Red, swollen, tender gums Seeing blood when brushing … Continue reading

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Keep Your Natural Teeth For A Lifetime

As a dentist, my goal is to help you keep your natural teeth healthy for your lifetime. Should problems occur, we will recommend treatment to protect and extend the life of your teeth. For various reasons, however, natural teeth may … Continue reading

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April Is National Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The word “cancer” on its own is scary. While celebrities have boosted awareness of a number of cancers, Oral Cancer hasn’t received much-needed publicity. Yet, Oral Cancer has some alarming statistics. We are taking this April as an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Is It A Canker Sore Or A Cold Sore?

Welcome to cold and flu season. Along with that, many people are still trying to catch up after the stressful pace of the holidays. With this mix, your risk of getting a cold or canker sore increases. While both are … Continue reading

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If You’re A Smoker, Here Are MORE Reasons To Quit.

Smokers are well-aware that smoking cigarettes is bad for their health. They don’t need a lecture on this. We understand that smoking is an addictive habit and very difficult to break in spite of the individual knowing its harmful repercussions. … Continue reading

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Natural Teeth Are Worth Keeping Natural

Occasionally, I’ll have a new patient of mature age who is frustrated by a long history of dental problems. It’s not unusual to hear them say, “I’m going to lose my teeth as I age anyway. Let’s just remove them.” … Continue reading

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What Smoking Does To Your Smile

If you smoke, the last thing you want to hear is yet another lecture on why you should quit. This is NOT what this article will do. You are likely already aware of the reasons. However, in our dental office, … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The word “cancer” on its own is scary. Yet, you don’t hear much about Oral Cancer. Does this mean Oral Cancer should not be worrisome? Read the following statistics and then decide for yourself: • Oral Cancer has one of … Continue reading

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Oral Cancer Has Deadly Track Record

Baseball fans may recall that former Padres’ ball player and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn succumbed to oral cancer earlier this year. Oral cancer has some of the worse statistics of all cancers, taking the life of an American every … Continue reading

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