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What Increases the Risk of Oral Cancer?

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You may have heard of oral cancer because of celebrities who have suffered from it and received media coverage. The treatment for oral cancer is often debilitating, removing parts of the tongue, jaw, and facial tissue, leaving the patient disfigured. Oral cancer is also a particularly deadly cancer – not because it is difficult to treat, but because diagnosis often occurs only when the cancer is advanced.

When diagnosed early and treated properly, the patient’s chance for survival increases dramatically. While oral cancer can have genetic factors, some of the risk factors are based on lifestyle choices.

Tobacco and Alcohol Use

Both alcohol and tobacco use are found to play a part in ...

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The Nightly Grind

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Do you wake up with sore muscles that feel like they have put in a whole night of strenuous work? Do you have headaches or soreness that disrupt your morning or nag at you throughout the day? Do you have tooth sensitivity to cold air or beverages? You might suffer from nighttime tooth grinding.

In addition to the symptoms you notice, you could be causing damage that you are completely unaware of. Because your jaws exert an extreme amount of force, you can actually cause damage to your own teeth, gums, and jaw.

The most common symptoms of nighttime grinding 

  • Facial pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn and chipped teeth
  • Headaches
  • Neck aches
  • Shoulder pain

Clenching and grinding can cause ...

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November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

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Alzheimer’s is one of the most heartbreaking conditions that a loved one can experience. November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, a time devoted to raising awareness in the hopes of finding a cure to this tragic disease.

A form of dementia characterized by memory loss, confusion, and behavioral changes, Alzheimer’s tends to gradually worsen over time. While a great amount of research had been dedicated to the topic, and some answers have been discovered, a cure is not yet available.

Dental Health Connections With Certain Conditions

Many people are aware of the connection between periodontal disease and heart disease, but few know about the connection with other systemic conditions such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. ...

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The Truth about Cosmetic Dentistry

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Many people automatically assume that cosmetic dentistry is to expensive or out of their reach. The truth is that most patients have something small that bother them about their smiles and the way to improve it may not be complicated or expensive at all. Certainly, full smile makeovers are complex procedures and require additional time, planning, and cost, but many procedures are simple, affordable, and within reach for most of our patients.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Fayetteville

Chips and gaps can drive you crazy. Perhaps you love your smile except for one of those small flaws like a larger than welcome gap between two teeth, an oddly-shaped tooth, or a tooth with a ...

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Has it Been a Long Time Since You Visited the Dentist?

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Has time gotten away from you and before you realized it, you missed a few dental appointments? Perhaps the economy made things a little tight or maybe a fear of the dentist has kept you away for too long. We understand. We know that people often stay away from the dentist inadvertently and before you know it, it’s been years and you start noticing changes like sore bleeding gums or bad breath.

No Guilt or Judgment at our Fayetteville Office

At our Fayetteville, AR dental office, we will never make you feel guilty for coming back to the dentist. We know that everyone has their reasons for staying away. When you ...

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Use It or Lose It!

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Halloween is almost here and that means full speed ahead through the holidays right through the end of the year. Things start to get busy for most families this time of year and that can mean that important appointments like dental and medical check-ups get put on the back burner. 

Take Advantage of Your Dental Insurance 

Did you know that most people’s dental insurance turns over after the first of January and that your benefits do not carry over? Because insurance companies depend on profitability, they would like nothing more than to see you let your benefits go to waste by not filing any claims. 

Either you or your employer are paying good ...

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Are Dental Implants Always the Best Choice?

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At our Fayetteville dental office, we don’t believe that what works for one person will work for another. We approach each patient’s unique condition with an open mind with the goal of providing them with the dental care that will best support their needs and lifestyles.

If you have missing teeth, we have numerous tooth replacement options. You may have heard of the many benefits of dental implants. For patients looking for a long-term solution to complete their smiles, dental implants are a great option to consider. 

Benefits of Dental Implants 

In addition to completing your chewing surface so that you can eat a wide range of healthy foods, dental implants have ...

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