The term 'oral cancer' refers to any cancer that originates in or around the mouth. Oral cancer usually occurs on the lips and tongue but can also affect the cheeks, gums and tonsils as well as the roof and floor of the mouth. As Very Well explains, oral cancer is a serious and potentially fatal illness, but like many cancers, it is much more treatable if it is caught early. This brief guide explains how the symptoms of oral cancer present themselves, as well as how it is diagnosed and how it is treated. [Read More]
Two ways to minimise your child's chances of developing serious dental health problems
It's important to do what you can to minimise your child's chances of developing dental health problems. Here are two ways to do this. Pay attention to how they brush their teeth A lot of parents assume that as long as their children brush their teeth twice a day, they will not develop gum disease, cavities or other dental problems. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as the way in which your child brushes their teeth can have just as much of an impact on their chances of developing oral health conditions as the frequency with which they clean them. [Read More]
5 Things You Should Know About Dentures
Dentures today are often used to partially or fully replace missing natural teeth. Modern dentures resemble natural teeth and with proper care can serve you for a long time. The following are a few things to know about dentures to help you get the most benefit out of them. Your Speech Will Take Some Time to Adjust When you first get dentures, you need to take some time to learn how to speak while using them. [Read More]
Why Does Even a Small Crack in Your Crown Deserve Your Dentist's Attention?
Dental crowns should last for a long time – their exact lifespan will depend on the amount of wear and tear they encounter and how effectively you keep your mouth free of plaque and bacteria. However, they will eventually start to fail, and your crown may crack under pressure. In some cases, the whole crown comes away, but often the crack is quite small and seemingly easy to deal with. [Read More]