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  • What is Gum Disease and how to Prevent it

    Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It amounts to about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – a sticky, colorless film constantly forming on the teeth –…

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  • Oral Cancer

    Oral cancer, the sixth most common cancer, accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease. The most frequent…

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