It’s estimated that around 54,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed in the US annually. VELscope is an FDA-approved system used to screen for oral cancer and other abnormalities which may not otherwise be visible to the eye.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are trying to stay home as much as possible and are avoiding any appointments they feel could be unnecessary. But should you avoid seeing your dentist because of the risk of COVID-19?
As of November of 2020, there have been more than 56 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. While 39 million of those have recovered, the virus has claimed the lives of over 1.3 million people, with many cases still active.
While not directly testing against the COVID-19 virus, researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine looked at a number of products and their effectiveness against coronaviruses which are similar to COVID-19. Among the products in the study were antiseptic rinses and mouthwashes.
The pandemic has resulted in a stressful time for everyone in the world, and, for many people, this stress can result in orofacial pain. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine took a look at patients in two countries and examined how the stress of COVID-19 lockdowns may have caused an increase in jaw-clenching, teeth-grinding, and orofacial pain.
Even though dental practices have been reopened for some time, many people are still concerned about whether or not it is safe to visit their dentist’s office. We’ve established that your oral health is more important than ever, given the ties between COVID complications and gum health, so you absolutely should see your dentist.
Did you know that over 5 million people in the United States require a wisdom tooth extraction? And while you may be looking to have this treatment done in the future, there are certain things you should take into consideration.
Although root canals and extractions may seem like unpleasant experiences, they are for more preferred to ignoring necessary dental work. Both of these treatments can be used when a tooth is suffering from an excessive amount of damage.
Unfortunately, tooth grinding, or gnashing, affects between 30 and 40 million Americans. What's more, this condition, also known as “bruxism,” is unintentional or involuntary. That's why most people who have it usually do it in their sleep.
Dentists have long known about how your oral health is tied into the health of your entire body. In the paper by Victoria Sampson, she looks into the ways that many of COVID-19's serious complications may be related to oral bacteria.
Are you in need of front teeth or premolar replacements? Or are you looking for a dental option that addresses teeth located in a narrow space? If your answer is “yes” to either of these questions, you may be in need of mini dental implants.
The term oral surgery can be a little scary, especially if you've never had to do more than a filling. If you're curious about the various types of oral surgery and what they entail, stay tuned, because you're about to find out.
About 5 million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year! That's around 10 million third molars and over $3 billion. If you're gearing up to have your wisdom teeth removed, then don't fret. It's one of the most common dental surgeries out there.
Most people would think that the Invisalign vs braces debate solely comes down to appearance, but that isn't the case. There are a variety of reasons why people would choose one corrective form over the other.