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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 3:24 pm

Model of oral cancer symptomsDid you know 54,000 Americans are diagnosed annually with oral cancer? It claims the lives of 12,000 people every year. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing public education about the importance of having regular screenings. Contrary to common rumors, you don’t have to be a smoker to be at risk. Here’s why you shouldn’t skip your next dental checkup to benefit from an oral cancer screening.


Invest Your Tax Refund in Better Oral Health

April 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 6:39 pm

Man pulling cash out of walletIf you are like many Americans, your tax refund has probably hit your bank account. If the extra cash is burning a hole in your pocket, don’t blow it on a big-ticket purchase. Instead, use the money to invest in better oral health. Here are 3 ways you can use your tax refund to enhance your smile.


4 Reasons for Tooth Extraction

March 22, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 4:17 am

Model of tooth being extractedEvery tooth is important for more than just a beautiful smile. Each one serves a vital purpose and is necessary to your oral health and functions. Although your dentist strives to preserve natural teeth, there are situations when extractions are necessary. Here are 4 instances when removing a tooth is best.


5 Myths About Root Canals

March 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 2:40 am

Myths and facts revealedIf your dentist has recommended a root canal to save your tooth from extraction, don’t panic! Let’s face it, root canal therapy has a bad reputation for being painful, but much of what you’ve heard about the procedure probably isn’t true. Don’t let false information cost you your tooth. Here are the facts behind 5 root canal myths you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.


Will Your Gum Disease Cause High Blood Pressure?

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — S. John salivonchik @ 3:09 pm
A woman with inflamed gums

For most people, gum disease is a bad enough problem on its own. The condition, after all, makes gums red, swollen, and tender, and it causes bad breath. However, did you know this infection can also trigger high blood pressure? Indeed, it’ll put your ticker at risk if left unchecked. To learn more about the matter, let your Coplay dentist explain. Here, then, is how gums and blood pressure relate, as well as some oral care tips that’ll help out both.

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