Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June - National Safety Month Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June is National Safety Month

Celebrate National Safety Month!

Watch for interesting tips, fun facts, and great information throughout the month on safety.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Patient Recommended, Dr. Clark is a GREAT Choice!

We can share the many, many reasons you should consider Dr. Clark and our team for all of your dental care needs. However, you don't have to take our word for it. We absolutely love patient referrals!

Listen to this testimonial from one of our patients regarding his experience with our office:

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Has Gum Sensitivity Got You Down?

Pain and sensitivity in your teeth and gums can be very uncomfortable. Listen to the great testimonial one of our patients experienced after our gum rejuvenation procedure. 

You do not need to settle for pain. Dr. Clark can suggest which procedure will provide you the best results. Call us today to schedule an appointment and put the pain to rest!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Be Confident With Your Choice of Dentist!

Choosing a dentist can be a scary decision. Of course, you want to find one that is well educated and capable of taking care of your dental needs. However, for many patients, the emotional support and understanding are just as important. Lucky for you, Dr. Clark and his team embody both of those attributes.

Listen to the testimonial of one of our patients:

Give us call today to schedule your appointment. We promise you will be well taken care of!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May Newsletter from Dr. Clark

Here is our May newsletter that we have sent to all of our patients. Please follow us on Facebook for our Tuesday Tips and Friday Fun Facts. Also, make sure we have your current email address so you can receive the newsletters when they are released.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

HPV and Oral Cancer

How Common Are HPV-Related Cancers?

HPV is now associated with 9,000 cases of head and neck cancers each year in the United States, according to the CDC. It is four times more common in men than women. 

What Are the Symptoms of HPV-Related Head and Neck Cancers?

Signs and symptoms include:
  • A sore, or soreness or irritation that doesn’t go away
  • Red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips
  • Lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your jaw or tongue
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth
Some patients complain of a persistent sore throat, feeling like something is caught in their throat, hoarseness, a change in voice, earaches, pain when swallowing and unexplained weight loss. If you have any of these symptoms, let your dentist know, especially if you’ve had them for two weeks or more.

Where Do HPV-Positive Head and Neck Cancers Develop?

HPV-positive head and neck cancers typically develop in the throat at the back of the tongue and near or in the folds of the tonsils, which makes them difficult to detect.

Although people with HPV-positive cancers have a lower risk of dying or having recurrence than those with HPV-negative cancers, early diagnosis is associated with the best outcomes. Regular dental check-ups that include an examination of the entire head and neck can be vital in detecting cancer early. 

Can the HPV Vaccine Help Prevent Head and Neck Cancer?

The CDC recommends that 11 to 12 year old boys and girls get two doses of HPV vaccine to prevent cervical and other less common genital cancers. It is possible that the HPV vaccine might also prevent head and neck cancers – since the vaccine prevents an initial infection with HPV types that can cause head and neck cancers – but the studies currently underway do not yet have sufficient data to say whether the HPV vaccine will prevent these cancers.
Article Source: https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/h/hpv-and-oral-cancer
Photo Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/hpv-spread-having-sex-so-why-don-t-people-talk-n812421