Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Routine Dental Exams Can Save Your Life!


This month we have been sharing survival stories from around the nation. At times we think, "bad things will never happen to me" and we ignore the warning signs our body uses to communicate with us.

Today's story is no different. The American Dental Association recently shared the story of a 47-year-old mother and wife who survived oral cancer thanks to a routine dental exam.

JoAna Breckner shares the following tips to help you fight against oral cancer:


Here are easy, potentially lifesaving steps to take charge of your oral health. 

  • Be sure your dentist or qualified hygienist “cleans and screens” at every routine visit. This visual and manual screening takes less than five minutes 
  • There is a strong link between HPV and oral cancer. Ask your children’s pediatrician and dentist for more information about the HPV vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends boys and girls receive the HPV vaccination at age 11 or 12. 
  • If a sore throat or swallowing problems persist for more than two weeks, contact your doctor. 
Call today to schedule your
semi-annual cleaning and exam!
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Source: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/adults-40-60/oral-cancer-awareness?source=facebook&content=oral_cancer_personal&__prclt=ovJViH1Z

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

California Family Loses Dad to Dental Infection


As reported on FoxNews Health, a young father recently lost his life from a dental infection that spread faster than medication could control. This family no longer has their loving dad and husband.

It may seem redundant that we keep talking the importance of dental exams, preventative oral hygiene measures, and emergency visit protocols, but we do this because we would be devastated to lose any of our patients.

Two minutes, twice a day to brush, and a few more minutes to floss could be the difference between life and death for you. Although good oral hygiene might be inconvenient, especially when you are tired, the next time you want to skip caring for your mouth please remember this family. A little time tonight is nothing in comparison to a life-long loss.

Schedule your dental cleaning 
and exam today!

Source:  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/02/01/tooth-infection-leads-to-26-year-old-california-dads-death.html

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Mouth Body Connection


Our mouths and bodies are inseparably connected. It may surprise you how many health conditions Dr. Clark has been able to diagnose from a routine dental exam, some even life-threatening.

Please take a few minutes on our website studying these connections for yourself. Each box hyperlinks to a topic on our website to give your further information about the warning signs your body shows. 



If it has been awhile since your last cleaning or dental exam, please call us to schedule an appointment today.



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Routine Dental Visit Saves Daughter's Life

A remarkable story reported by FoxNews shares the incredible survival of a young 11-year-old girl.

An alert hygienist noticed that the girls' eyes were yellow. She pointed this out to the dentist, who in turn told the mother to get her to a doctor.

This small discovery led to the girl's fight for her life. A tumor was discovered, and thankfully after heroic measures, the young girl was able to return to full health.

You may feel a little bothered by our routine health questions, reminder phone calls, and emails but if you look at the "big picture" we care about you and want to help you remain healthy and happy.

Scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams is one way to thank your body for working so hard for you. Be proactive in your health habits. Do your part of eating well and exercising and staying current on routine medical and dental visits. All of these choices add up to a stronger body that can fight the good fight.

We are one phone call away. Schedule your appointment today!
Source: http://fox13now.com/2015/02/11/family-says-routine-trip-to-dentist-saved-daughters-life/

Signs & Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Below are some of the signs and symptoms you could experience when oral cancer develops. If you have any of these signs or symptoms, please call us immediately!


Early detection SAVES LIVES! 







Self-Exam for Oral Cancer

You've heard us say that knowledge is power, and when it comes to oral cancer, knowing how to perform a self-exam can save your life.

Here are the simple steps of an oral cancer self-exam:




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Early Detection Saves Lives!


With regular, semi-annual cleanings our hygienists and Dr. Clark will perform oral cancer screenings, free of charge. That is how important it is to them! In fact, Dr. Clark has been the first one to diagnosis several conditions that our patients had no idea they were experiencing.

Give yourself the peace of mind by scheduling these important appointments and by knowing you are being proactive in your healthcare.

We are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any issues that could potentially harm you.