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The Connection Between Diet and Oral Health

How often do you think about your oral health? Usually just when brushing and flossing your teeth. But your diet can have a huge effect on how healthy your teeth, tongue, and gums are.   Eating healthy is usually marketed to people as a way of maintaining healthy body weight and getting all your essential [...]

2020-06-12T19:43:44+00:000 Comments

What is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine dental specialties currently recognized by the American Dental Association and the American College of Surgeons. Oral Maxillofacial surgeons are highly specialized surgeons that are trained to treat a wide range of disorders and jaw and tooth emergencies. What Kinds of Situations do Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons [...]

2020-05-28T16:32:57+00:000 Comments

Why You Should Have an Oral Surgeon Perform Extractions

One of the stereotypes of the dentist, especially in cartoons, is that they are known for pulling out teeth. In fact, one can argue that this stereotype (along with constant drilling for cavities) can be the root of the fear of the dentist that many children (and some adults) have. While dentists perform a wide [...]

2020-05-21T19:00:35+00:000 Comments

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

The statistics are sobering. Approximately 53,000 new cases of oral cancer were reported in the U.S. in 2019 alone, resulting in the estimated death of almost 11,0000 people from all walks of life. And if you think you aren’t susceptible because you’re a non-smoker, think again. The risk for oral cancer can be just as [...]

2020-05-07T15:43:26+00:000 Comments

5 Tips to Keep Your Jaw Healthy as You Age

We all know aging is a natural part of life. And most of us start considering ways in which we can keep our bodies healthy as we age. We eat better. We step up our exercise routine. We even take extra vitamin supplements in the hopes that our bones and joints remain in healthy condition. [...]

2020-04-21T20:03:12+00:000 Comments