Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analyzed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer. Models were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers, and loose teeth.

Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority  and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer.

“Poor oral health has been associated with the risk of several chronic diseases, such as , stroke, and diabetes”, explained Dr. Haydée WT Jordão, from the Centre of Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast and lead author of the study. “However, there is inconsistent evidence on the association between poor oral health and specific types of gastrointestinal cancers, which is what our research aimed to examine.”

Read more at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-poor-oral-health-linked-liver.html

Our newest dental family member

Help give a warm welcome to our newest dental family member  Gabby to our office! She will be another welcoming smile at the front desk! Gabby has 5 cats and 2 dogs “her very own zoo”. She loves spending time with her boyfriend hiking, reading and walking her dogs!

Decay restored back to health!

A common area of decay restored back to health while looking natural using #Filtek supreme by @3m products. We love using all our state of the art equipment such as our #intraoralcamera, #intraoralscanner and #digitalxrays to help keep our patients oral health in tip top shape!! 

Children’s Dental Health Month

As part of children’s dental health month, Doc makes it appoint to visit schools and share the importance of #healthyoralhabits. Today he’s visiting #OFRS in @longvalleylocal  to let them know all about oral health while dropping off some “goodies” to get them started!! 😁🦷 🏫

Ever wonder why we take X-rays?

Our state of the art digital x-ray system, not only exposes our patients and staff to far less radiation then typical x-rays, but also is more sensitive than traditional dental x-rays. They give us the opportunity to detect and diagnose issues before they are visible to the naked eye, and before they can cause significant damage and pain.

Same Day Appointment Promotion

Check in daily. If you’re free, we may be free too! Make yourself a SAME DAY appointment while they are available and Along with getting a thorough exam and cleaning, you will also receive one of our “on the go” bleaching pens. Treat yourself to a whiter smile or use it as a gift for the upcoming holidays.

Science says fluoride in water is good for kids. So why are these towns banning it?

In the past five years, 74 cities have voted to remove fluoride from their drinking water, despite thousands of studies showing it prevents cavities.

It has been hailed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top public health achievements of the 20th century. Numerous studies have proven its safety and efficacy. But fluoride — the naturally occurring compound that prevents cavities and tooth decay — is still sparking heated debates, seven decades after it was first added to America’s water supply.

“Anti-fluoridationists” — a small but vocal minority — are disputing long-established science to say that fluoride added to tap water lowers IQ and causes everything from acne to anemia to Alzheimer’s.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/science-says-fluoride-water-good-kids-so-why-are-these-n920851

 

We are adding three new providers!

We are excited to announce that as of October 8, 2018, we are in DHA (Dental Health Alliance, LLC) and Sun Life Financial and as of January 1, 2019 in Aetna Life Insurance Company with dental health alliance coverage.

All aboard for a healthy smile!

An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but also… simply chewing on it, scrubs your teeth which helps clean your teeth, increases your saliva and helps keep your teeth white. Thanks to Ort Farms you can help yourself to an Apple at your next visit!

Take this Summer Quiz & Earn a FREE Prize!

Although summer is almost over, we still have some HOT days ahead. Test your “summer smarts” by taking this 5 questions quiz. Get 100%, and win yourself a whitening “on the go” pen. You can whiten up before you leave your house!!! Print out your results and bring them to the office to claim your prize!! GOOD LUCK (offer ends September 4)

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO TAKE THE QUIZ:
https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/summer-quiz?utm_source=mouthhealthyorg&utm_medium=mhhomerotator&utm_content=summer-quiz

GIVEWAY! SONICARE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH

AS A WAY OF SAYING THANKS, WE ARE GIVING AWAY THIS SONICARE ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH‼️

Follow the steps below to be entered via Facebook or Instagram. You must do all 3 to be entered!!

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3. Tag 3 friends on the post above.

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The winner will be announced at the end of July ~ GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!