1. Oral Cancer and symptoms

      What Is Oral cancer?   Oral cancer is a disease that can affect a number of individuals; any age, race or gender. The cells within the oral cavity mutate causing malfunction; this can lead to tissue failure, organ failure or even death.  In some cases, cancerous cells that start in one region of the body can lead to cancerous lesions in the mouth as well.   How will I know if I have oral can…

  2. Washington dental services now offer oral cancer detection

    Distinctive Dentistry now offers oral cancer detection in Washington. Your dentist and hygienists will perform an oral exam during your routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. Early detection of the cancer gives you a far greater chance for a complete recovery. During the oral exam, your dentist will look for white or red patches, sores or mouth sores. Some red or white patches may look no…

  3. Oral cancer symptoms and treatments – and why an annual scan is essential!

    When confronted with the term ‘cancer,’ the majority of people quiver with fear. This dreaded disease may remain incurable, but in many cases, early detection is enough to overcome the illness. Unfortunately, there remains a certain level of ignorance regarding the threat and danger of oral cancer. More ‘mainstream’ cancers, such as those affecting the breast, tend to receive much more cov…

  4. 5 signs you should visit your Tacoma dentist for oral cancer screening

    A visit to your Tacoma dentist could just help you overcome the ever-present threat of oral cancer. While this seems like a bold statement to make, the truth is that our team of dentists is highly knowledgeable and has the necessary skills and compassion to recognize the smallest signs of cancer, which could potentially save your life. The problem is people are hesitant to visit a dentist unless t…

  5. At what age should you start having oral cancer screening?

    Oral cancer is a threat we all face, yet very few of us take the necessary actions to prevent what can be a very painful and potentially deadly illness. While we are inundated with information about the many ways we can fight other cancers, the mouth is often overlooked when it comes to health and hygiene. Luckily you have found this article, which offers great advice, from leading dentists in Tac…

  6. April is oral cancer screening month! Find out about preventative measures, risk factors and treatment

    It’s nearly April, which means that our team in Tacoma is gearing up for oral cancer screening month. Our staff gets fired up for this month, because they genuinely believe prevention is better than cure. With increased awareness about the threats that oral cancer can bring, we have the chance to save more people through early detection. Before you read on and find out more, ask yourself this …

  7. How your dental hygienist can help you to prevent tooth decay

    Dental hygiene is of the utmost importance throughout all stages of our lives. It is vital to start looking after your teeth at an early age and continue on with this care as we age. Part of this includes regular visits to the dentist, as well as carrying out ongoing and regular cleaning techniques at home. While regular visits to the dental hygienist can partner with you to help prevent tooth dec…

  8. The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings

    Oral cancer is not a rare disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 100 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening. Disti…