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A positive cancer diagnosis is something no one ever wants to receive. Unfortunately, about 1.8 million Americans receive this diagnosis each year. Regardless of what kind of cancer someone has, the different treatment methods can affect your mouth and teeth. Here are issues to be aware of and tips on how you can best deal with them as well as protect your dental health.


Going to the dentist can sometimes be a fearful experience for small children. A child’s fear can be caused by the uncertainty of not knowing what to expect or may be caused by negative attitudes a child learns from friends or family members. Helping your child develop a healthy attitude about going to the dentist will make trips to visit the dentist a normal part of life rather than something to dread.


Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a serious dental condition. If your gums get infected and you don’t get them treated, this disease can damage the bone that supports your teeth. This damage leads to tooth loss and the possible need for dentures or implants. The main cause of gum disease is plaque buildup, but other risk factors can increase your chances of getting the disease.


November is just around the corner, and with it, one of the biggest holidays of the year. This holiday of course, is Thanksgiving. During this time of the year, it’s normal to be thankful for friends, family, and other important people in your life.

What about the healthcare professionals that have kept you healthy throughout the year? When giving thanks for these people, remember to thank your dentist.


Senior health is often a delicate proposition that requires a lot of attention and care to manage appropriately. For example, many older adults suffer from a large concentration of oral health issues. These problems occur due to varying influences and factors that many seniors may struggle to avoid without proper dental treatment. Here are a few reasons why they might struggle with oral health.


You probably know that soda and sugary candy are bad for your teeth. You’ve probably been told to avoid these and other foods that put you at risk for cavities and tooth decay. That is definitely good advice, but saying no to foods and beverages you love is difficult!

Often, you can more easily avoid foods that you know are bad for your health — your dental health, in particular — if you have suitable replacements on hand. So here are some replacement suggestions for foods your dentist has probably told you to avoid.


What You Need to Know About Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Preparation for a wisdom tooth extraction is important, but it’s not enough. Along with knowing what to expect before and during the surgery, you also need to understand what happens afterwards—including bleeding. Take a look at the top questions answered about bleeding and wisdom tooth removal.


What You Need to Know About a Gum Graft

If you suffer from gum disease, it’s vital for your dental health to get your symptoms under control as quickly as possible. Untreated gum disease can cause a host of dental woes, including gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth wears away. This happens gradually over an extended period.