Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Oral Cancer
Every April, we recognize Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation tells us that nearly 54,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year. While smoking and alcohol consumption have long been known as risk factors, oral cancer among young non-smokers has steadily increased due to HPV16 — […]
The Connection between a Healthy Smile and a Healthy Heart
Every February we recognize American Heart Month to help raise awareness and education about cardiovascular disease. According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, taking nearly 18 million lives every year. Certainly, understanding the contributors to heart disease can go a long way toward helping us all live […]
Why should we care about gum disease?
February has been designated Gum Disease Awareness Month! Initially launched by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, its purpose is to raise awareness about gum disease and encourage healthy dental habits to prevent it. What is gum disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease, also referred to as periodontitis, […]
Welcome Back, Dental Benefits!
Another year is upon us! Did you know that goals related to a healthy lifestyle — such as eating better and exercising more — consistently rank among the top new year resolutions? Considering the connection between oral health and overall wellness, taking care of your smile fits right into the mix. And while some resolutions […]
Exploring the Association between Oral Health and IBD
December 1 marks the beginning of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week. As the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation explains, approximately 3 million Americans live with either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, which fall under a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, the two conditions are not the same. Crohn’s disease can affect […]