May 30, 2019
Did you know that what happens in your mouth could impact your overall health? Not only does your mouth allow you to intake food for fuel, it houses a plethora of bacteria. If these bacteria are not kept in check, they can wreak havoc both inside and outside your oral cavity. Take gum disease, for example. During its early stage, this inflammatory disease makes your gums swell, appear red, and bleed, but if left untreated gum disease can lead to permanent damage to your bone and tooth loss. As serious as these consequences are, gum disease’s impact goes far beyond your mouth. In this post from your dentist in Westhampton, you’ll learn how your oral health is related to your overall health. (more…)
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April 4, 2019
What would you do if you were told you had oral cancer? It would probably scare you quite a bit, right? This is a normal, typical response, but wouldn’t it be nice to know that it was caught in its early stages, and your likeliness for survival is extremely high? Of course, it would! That’s the advantage of early detection with oral cancer, which is why your dentist in Westhampton wants you to be screened for it during your routine dental checkups. Read on to learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, and the importance of screening.
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