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Oral Exams: Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

Oral Exams & Diagnosis Checkups are an essential tool for your health! There's a lot we can learn from looking into your mouth during routine oral exams. Not only is the oral cavity a window into your overall health, but it's also a sort of early warning system for other conditions. Your mouth helps diagnose everything from malnutrition to more severe diseases such as diabetes and cancer. It used to be part of every visit to the family doctor to "Open your mouth and say, ahhh." Today, while physicians have highly sophisticated ways of testing for disease, the mouth remains one of your body's most sensitive indicators. Oral Exams & Malnutrition If you're not getting enough Vitamin C or Vitamin [...]

By |2019-11-16T19:35:46+00:00February 11th, 2020|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Oral Exams: Open Your Mouth and Say Ahhh

Women’s Oral Health

Women's Oral Health FAQs Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren's Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions will my dentist watch for? As a woman, you need to adhere to good oral hygiene. Make sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and after each meal when possible, and floss thoroughly each day. To help avoid problems, your dentist may request to see [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:58:28+00:00August 20th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Women’s Oral Health