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Dr. Faith Aboona discuses important issues and answers your questions about oral care for you and your family.

What You Need to Know about Detecting Oral Cancer

26 May
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Oral cancer affects 36,500 people each year, and almost 7,900 people die annually from this disease. Protect yourself with early detection. Eighty-three percent of people diagnosed with this cancer survive five years or longer when the cancer remains localized, but only 32 percent reach that five-year mark when their cancer spreads. Increase your chances of […]

Cosmetic Dentistry

12 November

If you have stained, broken or uneven teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Cosmetic dentistry is different from orthodontic treatment, which can straighten your teeth with braces or other devices. Cosmetic dental procedures include Bleaching to make teeth whiter Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that match your teeth Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials Reshaping teeth […]

Adult Oral Health

12 November

Oral Health for Adults The baby boomer generation will be the first where the majority will maintain their natural teeth over their entire lifetime, having benefited from water fluoridation and fluoride toothpastes. Over the past 10 years, the number of adults missing all their natural teeth has declined from 31 percent to 25 percent for […]

Children’s Dental Health

12 November

Tooth decay (dental caries) affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. Untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to problems; such as eating, speaking, playing, and learning. The good news is that tooth decay and other oral diseases that can affect children are preventable. The combination […]

Bleeding Gums

12 November

Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. However, persistent gum bleeding may be due to serious medical conditions such as leukemia and bleeding and platelet disorders. Considerations It is important to follow the instructions from your dentist in order to maintain healthy gums. Improper brushing […]

Trench mouth

12 November

Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection that involves swelling (inflammation) and ulcers in the gums (gingivae). Causes Trench mouth is a painful form of gum swelling (gingivitis). The term “trench mouth” comes from World War I, when the disorder was common among soldiers. The mouth normally contains a balance of different bacteria. Trench mouth […]

Periodontitis

12 November

Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. Causes Periodontitis occurs when inflammation or infection of the gums (gingivitis) is untreated or treatment is delayed. Infection and inflammation spreads from the gums (gingiva) to the ligaments and bone that support the teeth. Loss of support causes the teeth to […]

Gingivitis

12 November

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Gingivitis is a form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection that destroys the tissues that support the teeth, including the gums, the periodontal ligaments, and the tooth sockets (alveolar bone). Gingivitis is due to the long-term effects of plaque deposits on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky […]

Tooth Disorders

12 November

Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. Inside the tooth are nerves and blood vessels. You need your teeth for many activities you may take for granted. These include eating, speaking and even smiling. But tooth disorders are nothing to smile about. They include problems such as cavities (also known as tooth decay), infections, and […]