July 16, 2015
Did you know that there are roughly 39,500 people that have been diagnosed with oral cancer in 2015? That’s a staggering amount of people. Of that number, 7,500 will die from these horrific cancers. They appear most often on the tongue, tonsils, gums, bottom of the mouth ands other areas. It’s not something any patient should have to deal with. When you come into our office in Coplay, PA, you can receive a regular oral cancer exam from Dr. John Salivonchik. He can spot these cancers very early and help you get the treatment you require. Oral cancer screenings are essential in keeping your oral health in great shape. This deadly disease doesn’t have to be something you have to deal with.
Every dental checkup involves an oral cancer screening. It is true that oral cancer is most common among people over the age of 60, but young people can develop it as well. Our screenings consist of checking your entire mouth, from top to bottom and as deep as we can look. Regular screenings are important for many more reasons than just checking for cavities and other bacteria. It’s your entire oral health we’re talking about here, so it’s important to get a checkup.
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August 24, 2012
With August just beginning, families everywhere are preparing for the start of a new school year. But with all the excitement over new clothes, backpacks, and school supplies, something like a back-to-school checkup can get lost in the shuffle.
That’s why we’d like to recommend calling Dr. Salivonchik’s Coplay dental office now instead of waiting, because once the busy school season starts, it can be even harder to bring your little one in for an important exam and cleaning.
Regular checkups and cleanings are essential for patients of any age. During a checkup at our Coplay office, Dr. Salivonchik can look for signs of common oral health problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and TMJ dysfunction, among other issues. What’s more, regular visits also let us perform a professional cleaning. Through a professional cleaning we can get teeth cleaner than is possible with just brushing and flossing alone.
A back-to-school visit isn’t just a good idea for young kids, though. We’d like to see all of our patients come in for a regular visit, and there’s no better time than August. Even though August is the eighth month, it marks a clear line between spring and fall, splitting the year in half.
Are you ready to schedule a back-to-school visit for your child or yourself? We’d be happy to help you. Call our Coplay office today to reserve your appointment. Dr. Salivonchik serves patients from Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and beyond.
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