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What is Throat Cancer?
While throat cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer, its effects can be just as devastating as other more common types of cancer. When we think of throat cancer, we are really identifying a generic term for two different types of cancer: pharyngeal cancer (which develops in the pharynx, or the back of your throat and mouth); and laryngeal cancer (which is further down your throat near the larynx, or voice box). When medical and dental professionals talk about throat cancer, they are referring to either squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. Both of which can be present in either pharyngeal cancer or laryngeal cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with TMJ, you probably are well aware of the symptoms: jaw pain, clicking and locking of the jaw joint as well as difficulty of chewing. It’s something that usually can be self-diagnosed, but it’s preferred to go in for a consultation with a qualified dentist.
One of the most popular solutions to missing teeth is dental implants, which have come a long way in terms of reliability since they were first introduced. We are pleased to welcome our newest dentist Dr. Karateew, who is an expert in this particular field of dentistry. At Water Tower Dental Care, we can now perform a dental implant on our qualifying patients in house, so you never have to leave the office.
Did you know that the top drinking adults consume up to 73.85 drinks every week on average? To put this into perspective, that is equivalent to four and a half 750 ml bottles of Jack Daniels weekly, or 10 drinks every day.
While that fact alone is pretty shocking, what is even more surprising is the adverse effects that some of these drinks can have on your oral health.
Choosing a dentist is an important part of our lives and health, especially if you have a family with children who need care for their growing teeth. There are a lot of different things to think about when picking a primary dentist, and though several areas should be thought about, narrowing it down into five categories of importance is a great way to start. Keeping these questions and issues in mind, begin to look at local dentist offices and start making a list of ones that fit your families needs.
While dreams can sometimes seem a little bizarre, often times these dreams are derived in our minds because of things that are happening in our every day lives. Regardless of how strange a dream may seem, these dream sequences can have both positive and negative interpretations that can give a little insight into things that may be happening in our lives. Instead of jumping to conclusions about what a dream may mean, it is always a important to write down what you remember from the dream in order to best interpret what the details may mean. Some dreams may seem completely irrelevant to what is happening in your life, but it’s not until you start looking at their meanings, do they make more sense.
Cavities are a common dental problem that impact children and adults alike. Other than brushing your teeth regularly and maintaining a healthy diet, the best way to avoid cavities is to understand what causes them. There are various myths that surround their formation and treatment, but with a deeper understanding of what is true and what is not, you can prevent cavities for yourself and your family.
The chilly weather of winter has finally begun to fade, allowing for the fresh air and light showers that can only mean one thing – Spring is here! As we all start to do our early season cleaning and get ready for the much-anticipated warmer months, a visit to your local dental care specialist should make your to-do list.
Healthier mouths achieve happier lives — that’s the motto of the World Oral Health Day campaign. The year-long campaign is launched every year on March 20th as part of a movement to create more awareness about the importance of having good oral health. The goal is to bring together all members of communities — government, health associations, and the public, to work toward preventing oral disease and maintaining mouth health.
Let’s face it – No one wants to wear braces, even if they are virtually undetectable. But what if we told you that we can potentially cut the amount of time you have to wear them in half by using a combination of Invisalign with AcceleDent Aura?