Category: Oral Cancer

Stop Smoking To Save Your Smile

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When you smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products, you can develop bad breath, teeth stains, and serious periodontal issues, the kind that could cost you your smile. That’s not even mentioning the cancer risk! Which is why in today’s blog, your Encinitas/San Diego, CA, periodontist talks about the importance of avoiding tobacco products.

Important Facts About Oral Cancer Detection

Cancer occurs from the uncontrolled division of abnormal cells, and it can manifest itself in virtually any part of your body. Many casual conversations about cancer, however, do not always include oral cancer, instead concentrating on more notorious forms, such as breast cancer. Despite the lack of attention, however, oral cancer continues to run rampant… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Discusses Oral Cancer Facts & Detection

An important part of your routine dental checkup involves inspecting more than just your teeth and gums, but also your entire oral cavity for signs of trouble. Many of the most destructive systemic illnesses can exhibit early signs in the form of lesions, ulcers, and other oral abnormalities, including oral cancer. Though not as well-known… Read more »

San Diego Periodontist Discusses Oral Cancer

Did you know that April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month? Dr. Ann Kania along with the American Dental Association use this month to educate the public on the dangers of oral cancer. This year, nearly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed by doctors and dentists throughout the United States. Sadly, almost 8,000… Read more »

New Study Links Common Virus to Oral Cancer

A recent study by the University of Southern California has linked a widespread virus, human cytomegalovirus (CMV), to the most common types of salivary gland cancer. Researchers have discovered that CMV re-activates a molecular pathway that normally turns off after birth, triggering unrestricted growth of virus-shedding tumors. This virus may also be implicated in other… Read more »