Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to remind everyone that now is the time to visit your Dentist for your regular exam. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it.

Oral Cancer Month

An oral cancer screening is an essential part of every dental exam, and should be done at least annually according to the Oral Cancer Foundation.

Oral Cancer exams are:

1. Painless
2. Inexpensive
3. Non-invasive
4. Quick
5. Necessary 

When identifying potential warning signs of oral cancer, dentists are often the first ones that will notice any problems.  Generally oral screenings are perform during your routine six month dental check-up. Remember, Oral Cancer one of the fastest growing types of cancer.

Call us today at Brogdon Dental to schedule your exam with Dr. Brogdon. Don’t be one of the 48,000+ who didn’t take it seriously. Your life could depend on it.

Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss – and a fork 7

By now you have hopefully read through the 6 points for healthier teeth that we have previously published. So today we will talk about point number 7, Cheese!

cheese

Everyone know that Cheese has calcium and that dairy products are beneficial in building strong bones and teeth, but did you know that Cheese can stop you from developing cavities?

Cavities like an acidic environment, and certain cheeses, like aged cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella and Monterey Jack, help balance pH levels in your mouth.

When eaten alone as a snack or at the end of a meal, these stimulate saliva flow, which clears the mouth of food debris and neutralizes harmful acids.

Furthermore, teeth constantly go through a process of shedding and regaining bone-building minerals, called demineralization and remineralization.

When the calcium and phosphorus in cheese combine with saliva, the reaction restores minerals, thus keeping teeth stronger,says Rhea Haugseth, D.D.S., of the American Academy of Dentistry.

So when you say Cheese for the camera and smile, think of what the real Cheese can do to help keep that beautiful smile!