Posts Tagged: Glen Oaks Dental – Preventive Dentistry

Oral Cancer: Symptoms and Risk Factors

Oral cancers account for nearly 1.6 percent of cancer fatalities in the United States, and 3 percent of all diagnosed cancers. It is estimated that nearly 50,000 people in Minnesota and across the U.S will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. To call attention to the issue of oral cancer treatment and prevention, April… Read more »

Is Flossing Overrated? Not According to the Experts!

Benefits of Flossing Remain Strong Recently the Associated Press distributed a widely reprinted article questioning the benefits of flossing. The federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have recommended the practice for decades, and that isn’t going to change in the foreseeable future. In addition to stressing that “flossing is an essential part of… Read more »

Screening for Oral Cancer

Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? And that the 5-year survival rate of those diagnosed is only slightly more than 64 percent? When cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced. The oral cavity includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, front part… Read more »