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The Unexpected Benefits of Good Dental Hygiene

September 5, 2013

Filed under: Dental Care,Dental Facts,Oral Cancer,Pregnancy,Uncategorized — admin @ 5:43 pm

Jessica Cohen wrote a great piece on 8 unexpected benefits of good oral hygiene for Babble.com

From her article:

Good oral care is not just important for being able to flash those big pearly whites and for staying out of the dentist’s chair. While it is necessary for keeping those cavities at bay, it’s important to know that oral care is also absolutely vital to your overall health.

  1. Guard against oral cancer

  2. Reduce risk of head and neck cancer

  3. Ward off potential esophageal and lung cancer

  4. Lower likelihood of pancreatic cancer

  5. Defend against heart disease

  6. Lower risk of diabetes

  7. Lessen stroke risk

  8. Prevent preterm labor

Click here to get all the details.

7 ways your oral health affects your overall health

July 17, 2013

Filed under: Dental Care,Dental Facts,Oral Cancer,Pregnancy — admin @ 9:40 am

Poor oral health won’t just lead to a toothless grin. Click here to find out how the health of your mouth impacts the rest of your body especially regarding the following conditions:

Lung infections

Diabetes

Cardiovascular health

Pregnancy

Joint health

Cancer

Tongue health

ACTOR MICHAEL DOUGLAS PARTNERS WITH ORAL CANCER FOUNDATION

July 11, 2012

Filed under: Oral Cancer — admin @ 9:38 am

Actor Michael Douglas’s oral cancer PSA has been released and will begin appearing around the country. You can see a preview of it here on YouTube.

Dr. Gasper and his staff at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design in Colorado Springs perform an oral cancer screening at every hygiene appointment and also during comprehensive exams on every patient. We simply use a 2×2 gauze, mirror, adequate light and tongue blade to inspect the oral/pharyngeal area, and we will palpitate/massage the neck (thyroid) to check for any abnormal lumps.

Please call Aesthetic Dentistry by Design at 719-599-0700.