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Lung Cancer Not The Only Result of Smoking - Oral Cancer

BY: Harris Stacey | Category: Health | Submitted: 2010-06-25 22:34:09
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Article Summary: "Detecting oral cancer in its early stages would make treatment more successful. A serious dental problem he also mentions is periodontal gum disease, which prevents teeth from being supported by the soft tissues and bone surrounding them..."

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Summer vacation means that kids can eat as much junk food as they possibly can, and have toothaches to show for it. Professional dental care is accessible at a new place. A married couple who are also practicing dentists own and operate this place of dental care. While the husband served in the US Army Dental Corps for about six years, his wife started a career as a dental hygienist. Both were stationed in Europe, and Cindy's work encompassed her helping to initiate a public dental health program in the northern region of Europe, where they were based.

As dentists, they do all form of general dentistry, inclusive of root canals, cleaning, and fillings. The husband gives aesthetic fillings, cosmetic bonding techniques, full mouth reconstructive surgery as well. He is a supporter of preventive dental measures. Dental responsibility for oneself is the aim of modern dentistry. We want to educate our patients on dental hygiene because we firmly believe in this.

Brushing is recommended after every meal time, he says. Brushing hard with a hard toothbrush could be damaging to the gums. The flexibility and effectiveness of a soft tooth brush make it a better choice to use. Learn to use dental floss properly. Today, you can find so many different varieties of floss. Adults are asked to use fluoride rinse and also to seek out dental advice regarding sealants to help prevent children's cavities.

Don't smoke or use other tobacco products anymore, he advises all those who smoke. Don't start smoking if you aren't already doing it. Lung cancer may result from smoking, and a lot of people already know that. They may not know, however, that another disease developed from smoking is cancer of the mouth and throat.

A sore that is found inside the mouth or on the lips or gums may indicate oral cancer. Unexplainable bleeding and numbness in the mouth are indicators of oral cancer. If an abnormality in your mouth is detected, don't wait for it to get worse. Consult your dentist at once.

Detecting oral cancer in its early stages would make treatment more successful. A serious dental problem he also mentions is periodontal gum disease, which prevents teeth from being supported by the soft tissues and bone surrounding them. Periodontal disease is a major reason for why adults experience tooth loss. It is expected that every three out of four adults will suffer a kind of gum disease in the course of their lives. Gum disease can only be seen if a dentist who does careful periodontal examination, which would usually include the taking of x rays.

Among the warning signs you have to look out for are bleeding gums. Watch out also for red, swollen, or tender gums as well as gums that are separated from the teeth. Another indicator would be infected areas between your teeth and gums. Teeth that are becoming loose or changing in position, any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite, any change in the way your partial dentures fit.

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