Online Dental Education Library

Dr. Hart and his staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available.

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Warning: Chewing Tobacco IS Hazardous to Your Oral Health
...Oral cancer alone is extremely dangerous: many patients suffer partial or complete loss of oral tissue and facial structures, including the tongue, lower jaw or even the face...

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Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner...

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4 Reasons why Quitting Chewing Tobacco is Good for Your Oral Health
... Higher risk of oral cancer...

While Usually Benign, Lichen Planus Lesions Should Still be Examined
... Perhaps the greatest concern with lichen planus, though, is it may resemble more serious conditions, particularly oral cancer...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Oral cancer screening...

The Importance of Regular Visits
...However, people who are more at-risk for certain conditions like tooth decay, oral cancer or gum disease should see their dentist more often...

That Odd Looking Sore in Your Mouth is No Cause for Alarm
...We do this not only to determine the correct diagnosis, but also to rule out more serious problems like pre-cancerous lesions or oral cancer...

Be Alert to the Unintended Consequences of Cancer Treatment to Oral Health
...Treating throat or oral cancer, for example, could damage your mouth's salivary glands or bone...

Encourage Your College-Bound Child to Practice Good Oral Health Habits
...Among its many destructive outcomes, HPV16 profoundly raises the risk of oral cancer, a rare but deadly disease with a poor survival rate...

Sometimes It's Good to Be a Quitter: Smoking and Oral Health
...10 years later the risk of oral cancer is about equal to that of a nonsmoker...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
...During your visit we’ll carefully examine your mouth, as well as screen you for any signs of potential oral cancer...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Given that smoking increases your risk for many serious diseases, including oral cancer, the fact that it can lead to bad breath seems almost trivial...

Steely Dan Founder's Death Highlights Importance of Early Cancer Detection
...This disease, which is related to oral cancer, may not get as much attention as some others...

Guide Your Older Children or Teens through These 3 Oral Health Areas
...Unsafe sexual practices could lead to the contraction of the human papilloma virus, which has been linked to oral cancer in young adults...

Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today and has one of the lowest survival rates, with thousands of new cases being reported each year...