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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer kills one person in America, every hour of every day. For newly diagnosed patients, about half will be alive in five years. Surviving this disease could mean that you’ve endured intense cancer treatments, often leaving a patient with life-long issues that can compromise the quality of life. When detected early enough, treatments and deadly outcome are lessened. Oral Continue Reading

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CDC reporting that 1 in 5 have HPV cancer agent

Washington Post articles in April 2017 noted how children should have the HPV vaccination as a youngster (around the age of 11-12), prior to sexual contact exposure. Actor, Michael Douglas believes that his throat cancer was contracted through oral sex. This may seem like an embarrassing topic and uncomfortable to bring up to your children, it is however important to Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving Tips for a Tooth-Friendly Holiday

This Thanksgiving, your food choices - many of which are not especially healthy, could make for unwanted calories and potential dental issues. Choose Healthified Appetizers As you prepare the meal for your guests, consider putting out a plate of crudités, cheese cubes and mixed nuts. A mixed platter of various cheeses is good for teeth, because it contains strength-building calcium. Continue Reading

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Porcelain or Gold?

Which is Better – a Porcelain or Gold Crown? When choosing a material for your new crown, it can be extremely confusing. There are three different options that Dr. Malcomson may recommend, each having pros and cons. Let’s consider the issues that a Patient will want to review as you make an informed decision: How much of my tooth will Continue Reading

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Implants, Crowns, and Mouthguards – OH MY!

Dear Patient, You've recently invested in $10,000 worth of dental implants and crowns, and now all of a sudden you notice that you’re grinding your teeth at night. You know this might be the case becasue every time you go to the Dentist's for hygiene appointments, your Dentist notices 'wear and tear' — often a sign of bruxism (teeth grinding). Continue Reading

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What is Xerostomia?

We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths, not to mention digest our food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. When you don't make enough saliva, your mouth may feel dry and uncomfortable. Fortunately, many treatments can help against dry mouth, also called xerostomia.Side effects can include: Medications can cause dry mouth. Continue Reading
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To Floss or Not to Floss…

In August of 2016, the New York Times posted an article of whether flossing your teeth actually makes a difference in your oral hygiene. Dr. Denise Malcomson strongly believes that daily flossing prevents many things such as; mal odor, food particles lodging between teeth, bacteria that ultimately could cause gum disease and tooth decay. A toothbrush and rinsing will not Continue Reading

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Why Do I Need a Dental Treatment Plan?

Understanding Your Treatment Plan The path to a healthier mouth starts with your dental treatment plan. Developed just for you, and based on your specific dental needs. You and your dental team will work together, to ensure your mouth is healthy and you're smiling bright! What it entails... A Treatment Plan outlines exactly what dental services your dentist recommends, in Continue Reading

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GARDASIL®9 – what you need to know…

Why does my child need HPV vaccine? The GARDASIL®9 vaccine is given to protect your child from most of the cancers caused by a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a common virus, that spreads between humans when they have sexual contact with another person. Approximately 14 million people, including teens, but not limited to young people become infected with HPV Continue Reading

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Are Dental Veneers the Right Choice?

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, often changing the color, shape, size, or length of the teeth. Dental veneers can be manufactured from Continue Reading

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Mouth Breathing During Sleep May Increase Risk of Tooth Decay

Researchers from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand discovered by way of various sleep studies, that throughout a person’s stages of sleep, the ‘mouth breathers’ have a lower acidity level. In fact, results showed that mouth breathers fall well below the threshold of when a tooth's enamel may begin to break down and bacteria can readily take hold Continue Reading

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Protect Your Teeth!

Did you know...  the BEST type of athletic mouthguard is one that is custom fabricated to fit the athlete's teeth. A mouthguard; whether athletic or occlusal that is purchased from a retail store, never quite fits as snug as it is required to be in order to fully protect the teeth from grinding or clenching while playing a sport. In Continue Reading

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