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Prins Dental November 2018 Newsletter
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The Great American Smokeout
November 17 is the day that the American Cancer Society has chosen to mark the 36th Great American Smokeout, a day when smokers are encouraged to quit or begin a plan to quit smoking.

Oral cancer kills one person per hour in this country alone, with over 36,000 new diagnoses each year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Of that number, only about half will be alive in five years.

Oral cancer is an equal-opportunity disease that crosses all demographic boundaries. Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas was diagnosed with a tumor in his throat in 2010 even though he quite smoking in 2006. The possibility of developing oral cancer is higher in those with a history of smoking than in those who never smoked but lower than those who don't quit.

According to the website for the Oral Cancer Foundation, "Oral cancer is routinely discovered late in its development" causing the death rate to be particularly high for this type of cancer.

If you are a smoker, there are ways to decrease your chances of becoming one of these grim statistics, in addition to quitting. Have regular dental checkups because early detection is key to increasing your chance of survival. Dentists can spot issues before you become aware of them yourself. Reduce your alcohol consumption and improve your diet; both are oral cancer risk factors.

Join the thousands of other Americans who plan to quit on November 17.

If you need support or would like additional resources for quitting, ask about smoking cessation programs through your employer, insurance carrier or local county health office. Or call us for resource recommendations.

The Effects of Not Flossing Enough Grow Over Time
It is one thing to forget to floss now and again. However, studies have shown that nearly a third of adults forgets to floss altogether. This is a problem as it can affect the health of your mouth in a very profound way. The longer you go without flossing properly, the more plaque builds up between your teeth. This can lead to cavities, gum disease, and if left alone long enough, even tooth loss. Call us today to let us take a good look between your teeth. If there are any problems, we can treat them now before they become even larger problems.

Can You Brush Too Often?
You may hear that you are supposed to brush after each meal, but then there also is the recommendation to brush twice per day. So which is it? While brushing twice a day is a good habit, brushing too often can wear down the enamel, making your teeth more sensitive and more at risk for injury or decay.

Make sure you brush your teeth once each morning, ideally right when you get up. Then, make sure to brush your teeth and floss right before going to bed each night. That way, when you go to sleep, there’s nothing left in your mouth to harm your teeth while you sleep. During the day, simply rinsing with some water or eating foods that naturally clean teeth can be enough reduce your risk of decay.

We strive to provide you with the highest standard of Personalized Dental Care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. We think you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff very friendly, and our dental care exceptional. If you have any quesitons please call or click the "Submit Question" link below.



Prins Dental | www.prinsdental.com | (541) 773-5441
1390 Oleander St # A, Medford, OR 97504



 

 

 
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