If you’re like most, you get lots of health screenings from lots of providers each year. Gynecologists run annual Pap smears. Urologists screen for prostate cancer. Primary care physicians conduct annual physicals to look for all kinds of potential health concerns. So why would it be any different with your dentist? Of course, as we […]
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For some of us, when it comes to coffee, we can’t get enough. Sure, coffee is one of those beverages that goes in and out of favor with regard to health. Just within the past week, we’ve been told that parents’ coffee consumption may raise risk of miscarriage and that as many as 5 cups […]
If caught early, oral cancers are some of the most treatable. Yet according to a recent survey by Vigilant Biosciences, only 37% of American adults report having a cancer screening during their regular dental visits. No wonder so many new patients seem a little baffled when we include an oral cancer screen during their examinations. […]
I’m sometimes amazed by the remarks I receive from patients after we perform a routine dental examination or a new patient evaluation that includes an oral cancer screening. “I’ve never had that done before,” or “What are you doing that for?” are some of the comments that I hear. Although dentistry provides our patients with […]
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