Archive for April, 2021

Oral Cancer- What You Need to Know

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we are using this blog to tell you the things you need to know about oral cancer.  Oral cancer is relatively common, and when caught and treated early, has a very good survival rate.  Early detection is key in beating oral cancer. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer The […]

Do You Have Sinus Pressure or a Toothache?

In north Texas, ‘tis the season for allergies!  When the pollen counts are high, we see an uptick in the number of “toothache” calls we receive.  We put quotation marks around toothache because in many cases, the pain our patients are feeling has little to do with the teeth.  We will explain the connection between […]

Stay Away from Sticky!

Did you know that the texture and consistency of your food has an impact on the health of your teeth?  It’s true.  Crunchy vegetables (like raw carrots and celery) can actually clean plaque away from the teeth, making them a great healthy snack choice.  In contrast, sticky foods that contain simple carbohydrates are a bad […]