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Oral Health Plays Carcinogenic Role in Head and Neck Cancer

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Increased efforts to prevent and treat periodontitis may help to reduce the risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2009;18[9]:2406-2412). To assess the role of chronic periodontitis on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC researchers used radiographic measurement of bone loss to measure periodontitis among 463 patients. They were able to identify that chronic periodontitis might represent a clinical hig...Read More

More Than Just Bad Habits…Causes of Head and Neck Cancer

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What is head and neck cancer?As its name implies, head and neck cancer includes cancer of the: lip, tongue, salivary glands, gums and other oral cavity tissues such as the inner lining of the cheeks floor of the mouth tonsils throat or pharynx voice box or larynx lymph nodes in the neck nasal cavity sinuses ear Oral cancer is the most common type of head and neck cancer. Because head and neck cancer involves the digestive and respiratory tracts, tumors – if left untreated – can interfere with ea...Read More

Crown lengthening smile options

Friday, November 13, 2009

A crown restoration covers or caps a single tooth to protect it and restore it to its normal shape and size while strengthening and improving the appearance of the tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge spans the gap left by the missing tooth and is usually anchored to the two existing teeth on either side of the gap. When the crown of the tooth is short, we can expose more of the tooth to provide a secure anchor for either a crown or a crown and bridge togeth...Read More

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