Smoking Tobacco Has a Long List of Long-Term Health Risks

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you; high school health class taught us that. And national campaigns like The Truth Initiative have national PSA campaigns not only to stop teens from becoming smokers, but to spread information and resources about quitting to adults who already do smoke. Decades of research and class action suits […]

Information About Oral / Mouth Cancer From an Oral Surgeon

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Mouth cancer is not as common as many other types, but still a serious health concern: More than 370,000 people in the U.S. are living with the condition. While it can be treated successfully, it is often not detected until late in its development. Oral cancer occurs in men twice as often as women, usually […]

Mouth Lumps and Bumps

Mouth Checks Ups

Mouth Checks Ups By Your Dentists Are Important Small lumps and bumps in the mouth are noticed more frequently than one might imagine. These lesions can involve any surface in the mouth. More common areas include the lips, cheeks, tongue and beneath dentures. Nearly all of these lesions are benign, but can still cause pain, […]

Oral Cancer

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Early Detection Is Important Oral cancer remains a significant health issue in Clinton County. Nearly 35,000 new cases of oral cancer were diagnosed in 2008 in the United States. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking, smokeless tobacco use, long-term alcohol use, or exposure to HPV-16 (human papilloma virus). HPV-16 is also associated with most […]