Oral bacteria produced from gum disease creates a particular environment in the mouth. A new study found that two types of bacteria present in mouths battling gum disease can produce a byproduct that can lead to Kaposi sarcoma-related tumors. Read on as your Mansfield dentists Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris share the study’s findings.
Category: Oral Cancer
Baseball is one of American’s favorite pastimes, but there is an ugly side to baseball that we shouldn’t overlook: the use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco recently claimed the life of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. As a result, nine medical and public health organizations have called on the Major League Baseball to ban… Read more »
Most people view dental check ups and cleanings as simply an opportunity to get their teeth polished and treated for cavities. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, offer another crucial and potentially life-saving element at each dental check up and cleaning: an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer refers to cancer of… Read more »
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. Most associate it with causing lung cancer, but did you know that smoking threatens the health of your teeth and gums and can lead to oral cancer? Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, echo the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) as it… Read more »
Have you had your six-month checkup? Many people put off their checkups because they view them as minor procedures that won’t hurt to miss. However, checkups provide one of the few opportunities to be screened for oral cancer. Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, discuss the importance of undergoing routine oral cancer screenings.
At Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, Texas, it’s our goal to help our patients achieve and maintain the highest level of oral and systemic health possible. We understand that each and every patient’s needs and health goals are different. That’s why we personally design each and every appointment — whether routine or specific — for… Read more »
Every year in the United States, more than 42,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. Of those cases, nearly 50% will not survive beyond five years of receiving a diagnosis because the cancer wasn’t discovered until it had reached an advanced stage. Key to survival is early detection, and key to early detection is… Read more »
Cancer of all types can be extremely lethal. However, it is usually less so if it is caught in its early stages. Therefore, oral cancer screenings can be extremely beneficial and even life-saving. During every checkup, your Mansfield TX dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, perform visual oral cancer screenings, looking for any lumps, rough… Read more »
Oral cancer is one of the easiest cancers to detect. Visible symptoms within the oral cavity, such as white spots and unhealed sores, often indicate the presence of the disease. Yet, oral cancer is quickly becoming one of deadliest of cancers. The reason for this is simple: a lack of early detection. Since many people… Read more »