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Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Routine oral cancer screenings are important to overall health. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 51,540 people will get oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2018 and an estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers. Oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate sinuses, oropharynx and throat. There’s no way to prevent all oral cancers, but there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting oral cancer.

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Baby’s First Dentist Visit: What to Expect and When to Schedule

Baby’s First Dentist Visit: What to Expect and When to Schedule

From baby’s first smile and baby’s first tooth to baby’s first solid foods, there are many dental milestones in your child’s first 12 months. Another important event that should occur before baby’s first birthday is the first visit to the dentist. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend scheduling the first dental checkup between 6 and 12 months after birth.

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