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ACS Report Projects More Than 2M New Cancer Cases In 2024

The Hill, said the American Cancer Society (ACS) “released its ‘Cancer Statistics, 2024 Share to FacebookShare to Twitter’ report last week in which it projected 2,001,140 new cancer cases would occur in the U.S. in 2024 along with 611,720 cancer deaths.” ACS “noted that detection bias certainly could play a part in rising cancer incidences, with screenings becoming more commonplace and cancer-detecting technology growing more sophisticated.” Though “cancer mortality continued to trend downward in 2021 Read more…

Researchers Examine Association Between Vitamin D Levels And Dental Caries

Dimensions Of Dental Hygiene reports that a cross-sectional study investigated the potential links between serum vitamin D levels, measured by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry, and oral health outcomes in 7 to 9-year-old Norwegian children. The adjusted analysis did not reveal statistically significant associations between vitamin D status and the prevalence or number of teeth affected by caries or molar incisor hypomineralization. The study emphasized the need for large prospective studies with multiple serum Read more…

Why Doesn’t My Insurance Pay for This?

Understanding Dental Benefit Plans What Is a Dental Benefit Plan? Dental benefit plans are designed to cover (pay for) some of the costs of dental treatment. Even though most people refer to the plan that pays for their dental care as “insurance,” it’s technically a different type of healthcare plan. Dental benefit plans function differently than most health insurance plans. Your dental benefit plan may only cover some procedures fully (for example, reqular check-ups and Read more…

Talk to Your Dentist to See If Implants Are Right for You

Implants are not an option for everyone. You should be in good health and cleared by your doctor before scheduling any implant surgery. • If you are in good general health and your jaw can support an implant, this treatment may be a good option for you. Your health is a bigger factor than your age.• You should have enough jawbone to support the implant or be able to have surgery to build up the Read more…

Dental Implants
Are They an Option for You?

Dental Implants Replace Missing Natural Teeth Dental implants may be an effective option for replacing your missing teeth, and they are designed to blend in with your other teeth. Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. They can replace one tooth or several teeth by acting like an artificial root for replacement teeth. After surgery, a natural-looking artificial crown is attached to the implant post using a Read more…

Tooth Decay in Baby Teeth

Baby teeth can get cavities! Your child’s first tooth is exciting. It’s the start of a lifetime of smiling! But, baby teeth have more jobs than just making a beautiful smile. Baby teeth help with eating learning to talk and making sure there is room for permanent teeth to come in. For these reasons it’s important to keep baby teeth healthy and avoid tooth decay. Tooth Decay Is Caused by Bacteria Tooth decay damages and Read more…

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL

If they grow in properly, wisdom teeth are no different from any other teeth in your mouth. However, if they become impacted, or erupt in a strange angle or location, they may need to be removed. What are wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth are another name for third molars. Most people have three permanent molars in each quadrant of their mouth. First molars typically erupt around age 6, while second molars emerge around age 12. The Read more…

THE DANGERS OF VAPING

The word “vaping” refers to the act of inhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device. E-cigarettes heat a liquid (called e-liquid) that can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD) oils, as well as flavoring agents and chemicals used to help produce the aerosol. E-cigarettes come in many sizes, shapes and configurations such as pens, tank models, pods, sticks and other devices. What are the known oral health effects Read more…

PREVENTING TOOTH TRAUMA

Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Oral injuries can be painful and should be treated by your dentist as soon as possible. What are dental emergencies? It’s considered a dental emergency when your tooth breaks, cracks, becomes loose or is knocked out completely. Sometimes, a dental crown can come off your tooth or your lips, gums or cheeks can be cut. Some emergencies can be avoided if you take simple precautions, such as wearing Read more…

UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF TOBACCO USE

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products is harmful to your mouth, including your teeth and gums, and can be deadly. How does smoking impact my oral health? Each year, about 443,000 people die prematurely due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and 8.6 million people live with a serious illness caused by smoking. Smoking can impact your overall oral health in Read more…