oral cancer Tag

Oral cancer can be treated by our Sacramento dental surgeons.

Benefits of Stopping Smoking

Tobacco use may be one of the biggest risk factors in the development of periodontal disease.” — David A. Albert, D.D.S., M.P.H., associate professor at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that millions of Americans per...

The VELscope is a simple-to-use oral cancer screening device.

Why Oral Cancer Screening Is Important

Why do our Sacramento dentists perform an oral cancer screening at every routine dental exam? It’s not that Sacramento oral cancer rates are higher than in other areas. It’s because cancer screening is easy to do and can save your life! With some simple steps...

A regular exam of the tongue is critical for maintaining oral health.

The Importance of a Healthy Tongue

Say Ahhh! The tongue is a powerful and useful part of your anatomy. Besides using it to taunt siblings and rivals as a child, you use your tongue in speech, for chewing and swallowing, preparing your food for digestion and recognizing objects in your mouth that...

Our Sacramento dentists do not recommend the use of e-cigarettes.

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

ADA Supports NIH Investigation It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is damaging to our health. Mountains of documented research show that smoking cigarettes contributes to poor overall health and the adverse effects dramatically increase oral cancer risks, especially in men. But now e-cigarettes are on...

Avoiding oral cancer means avoiding its risk factors, like alcohol and tobacco.

How to Avoid Oral Cancer

The staff of the Sacramento Dentistry Group is concerned about your health. One major form of disease diagnosed by dentists is oral cancer. The American Cancer Society states that in 2015 over 45,000 Americans will contract oral cancer and nearly nine thousand will die of...

A better oral exam requires going beyond white light observations and using blue light induced fluorescense, as employed by the Sacramento Dentistry Group.

A Better Oral Exam with VELScope

New visualization technology improves early detection The Sacramento Dentistry Group now offers the VELscope system for all oral exams conducted during your routine dental appointments. This handheld device allows a dentist or hygienist to see potential tissue abnormalities long before they would be visible to the...

The chewing tobacco habit is dangerous and requires regular check-ups from our Sacramento dentists.

Chewing Tobacco Will Come Back to Bite You

The staff at the Sacramento Dentistry Group is not here to judge you, they are here to help you."Known as chewing tobacco, spitting tobacco, dip, chew, and snuff - smokeless tobacco is simply tobacco that is not burned or smoked, but put into the mouth....

Ending tobacco in baseball is a focus for dentists to improve oral health.

Call to End Tobacco in Baseball

ADA Urges Professional League to Make Change The recent death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn has led the American Dental Association to make an open request to Major League Baseball and its Players Association to end “tobacco use at ballparks and on camera.”...

Oral cancer can be found and diagnosed by our Sacramento dentists.

The Signs of Oral Cancer

Seeing your Sacramento dentist every six months is good for your teeth and gums. An additional and potentially life-saving benefit to regular dental visits is the chance to have a pair of trained eyes check for early signs of oral cancer. Not only is checking...