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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 18, 2017
Oral cancer is on the rise in the US.  Almost 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed this year.  In the past, oral cancer mostly affected tobacco users and heavy drinkers over the age of 50, but we are now seeing an increase in oral cancer in younger individuals due to the ...
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Misconception That Snus Isn’t Harmful

Posted on: July 20, 2016
With the many choices of smokeless tobacco out these days, snus is becoming more popular. There is a common misconception that snus is not as harmful as more traditional smokeless tobacco or smoking cigarettes. This is just not true. Snus still contains cancer causing chemicals, while it may be on a lower ...
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Father’s Day Sunday JUNE 19th

Posted on: June 14, 2016
Father’s Day is a day where we devote extra time to help the Dads we know and love to remember to care for themselves as much as they care for their families. Here are some basic facts about men: Men are more likely to have a heart attack than women. There is growing research ...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 7, 2016
April is oral cancer awareness month and we'd like help raise awareness by promoting education of oral cancer causes. Oral cancer will effect more that 48,000 Americans this year and most cases are diagnosed in people over the age of 40. Many people aren't educated about the causes and potential health risks ...
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Quit smoking today – you CAN do it!

Posted on: March 2, 2016
The ADA News (2/8) reported that on Jan. 25 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began airing new ads as part of its “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign, designed to educate the public about the negative health impact of tobacco use. The most recent campaign features personal stories of ...
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Oral Cancer Exam

Posted on: August 18, 2015
Dr. Burns completes an oral cancer exam with hygiene visits to look for any signs of cancer or precancerous lesions. The exam includes visual inspection of the face, lips, neck, and mouth. The doctor will then look at and feel the insides of your lips and cheeks to check for any discolorations, lumps ...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: March 24, 2015
Awareness of oral cancer in the U.S. is relatively low. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 43,250 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. Some of the contributing factors are smoking and excessive use of alcohol, genetic predisposition, and has been linked to the HPV-16 virus ...
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The effects of “E-cigarettes” on Oral Health

Posted on: January 26, 2015
With the new growing trend of  using electronic cigarettes or "e-Cigarettes" as a safer alternative to cigarette smoking, it is important to address the effects that it may have on oral health. E-cigarettes are battery operated devices that turn a liquid solution made up of nicotine, distilled water and other ...
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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: April 3, 2013
Our practice takes oral cancer seriously and knows early detection and education are important for a patient to make decisions regarding their overall health. Each patient at our practice receives a thorough exam including an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer occurence has increased approx 11% in the over the past year. Oral cancer falls into ...
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