Archive for October 2016

Oral Cancer Facts & Prevention

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 48,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year, causing more than 9,575 deaths. The 5-year survival rate of oral cancer is approximately 60 percent. As with virtually every form of cancer, early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment, which is why testing…

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Pregnant Women Should Brush Their Teeth More Often [STUDY]

Did you know that good oral hygiene and maintaining oral health also is vital for pregnant moms-to-be and her new baby? Recent research, published by the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), has established the importance of oral health during pregnancy. Because oral health is crucial to overall health, and because of normal…

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