Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sunlight and Oral Cancer?

Let's face it, sunlight makes us feel better. We long for the sunshine when we've dealt with cloudy, rainy days. We easily associate sun exposure with skin cancer, but did you know the sun's rays can also cause lip cancer?

People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection. The next time you are shopping for sunscreen, head on over to the chapstick area and choose one with good UV protection. Don't forget to choose the proper sunscreen levels for your small ones as well.

We want you to enjoy the summer months, but we also want you to be safe doing so. Small precautions such as UV chapstick can save you from weeks of painful therapy treatments. 

So go ahead and get excited to be outside, just make sure you are protected! Afterall, we want you to enjoy many more summers in the future as well!

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(541) 451-1440

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

This simple infographic breaks down the alarming stats and important information regarding oral cancer. Note that this infographic was designed in 2015. The death rate and overall statistics have increased every year since them.

Detection and prevention are your very best ways to steer clear of this prevalent cancer. You owe it to yourself and to your family members to stay vigilant and proactive with your semi-annual exams. Most dental insurance plans pay 100% of preventative care. 

Let's work together to keep you and your family healthy and happy!

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(541) 451-1440

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. We will be sharing several tips and informational articles throughout the month because we care about your health and your future. Oral cancer is increasing every year. We want to be part of your oral health care team and help inform you to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family members.

Did you know that Dr. Clark and our team members screen for oral cancer every time you come for your a six-month checkup? It may not seem like much, but this simple exam could save your life.

According the guidelines of the American Dental Association, the simple exam includes your lips, cheek lining, gums, the front part of your tongue, the floor of your mouth and the roof of your mouth, including your tonsils, the back section of your tongue and where your tongue attaches to the bottom of your mouth. Dr. Clark will also feel your jaw and neck for any lumps or abnormalities.

If for any reason you have a lump or sore that will not heal after two weeks, please do call us immediately. Your life could depend upon it!

Call to schedule your semi-annual exam today!
(541) 451-1440

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Gum Disease & Diabetes

Gum disease and diabetes have a circular relationship. If you have diabetes, you especially want to pay careful attentio to your oral healthcare habits. 

Consider the following infographic:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gum Disease and Breast Cancer

Did you know that gum disease increases a woman's chance of developing breast cancer? Good oral hygiene effects not only your mouth but also your entire body.

Staying current on your semi-annual exams can lower your chances of developing other serious health conditions. Let us be part of your healthcare team. Together we will make a difference!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You Made a Difference!

We wanted to celebrate your generous donation efforts in 2017. On behalf of our patients, we donate failed crowns and bridges each year and with the money received we elect a local charity to gift the money to. This past year we opted to donate to the Lebanon Soup Kitchen.

We can't thank you enough for 
your continued generosity!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Link Between Gum Disease, Heart Disease & Stroke

Gum disease is not a topic that people love to discuss. However, it is a topic that could end up saving your life. That is why we regularly share this information with you, our patients.

Please take a moment to review this great infographic found at If you find that one or several of these items are present in your mouth, please don't hesitate to come in for an exam.

Dr. Clark has spent decades perfecting his ability to care for and even reverse the devastating effects of gum disease. His training in the LANAP laser gum surgery technique has revolutionized the results he has had in treating gum disease.

Call to schedule your appointment today!

Call to schedule your appointment today!