Archive for October, 2012

Oral Cancer: What You Need to Know

According to the National Cancer Institute, oral cancer is defined as the development of malignant cells that destroy healthy tissue in one or more areas of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, lips, sinuses, throat, the floor of the mouth and both the soft and hard palates. Oral cancer, if not treated in a timely […]

The Importance of Early Oral Hygiene Habits

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association and dental professionals in every area of specialization strongly encourage the early teaching of proper oral health habits. Children who grow up in an environment in which healthy habits are emphasized typically encounter fewer oral health issues in their teen years and in adulthood. When to Start Teaching Oral Hygiene Habits […]

What Makes an Oral Surgeon Different from Other Medical Specialists?

While traditional medical doctors and dentists have the license, experience and skills necessary to treat patients for a variety of conditions, only oral surgeons possess the certification and abilities required to address more serious and complex dental circumstances. Also called maxillofacial surgeons, their focus lies in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases and other conditions that affect […]

What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is defined as any injury to the gums, jaws or teeth. Even an injury that seems mild at the time of the causal event may be serious if not treated properly by a qualified dental professional. Injuries that are ignored for any substantial amount of time may result in a more severe […]