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Signs & Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can affect your cheeks, lips, throat, tongue, gums, and roof/floor of the mouth. To protect yourself, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and scheduling regular preventive checkups with your dentist.

Staying proactive about your health can prevent many problems from occurring, as well as help you identify and get treatment for issues while they are minor before they worsen. Knowledge is power, so knowing what oral cancer can look and feel like can prompt you to seek treatment earlier than you would otherwise. Early treatment means a better outcome!

Possible Red Flags for Oral Cancer

  • Ringing and/or a feeling of fullness in the ears
  • Difficult and ...

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How to Protect Your Teeth During Sports

Two mouthguards from the dentist to protect teeth in Fredericksburg, VA

Sports are a great way to have fun and get physical exercise. Participating in sports can also result in unfortunate dental injuries that are painful and expensive to fix. That’s why wearing the proper safety equipment, including an athletic mouthguard, is so important.

Sports-Related Dental Injuries

Trauma to the mouth can happen during sports that may involve contact with other players, equipment, or the ground. This can include football, soccer, hockey, rugby, basketball, baseball, softball, skateboarding, gymnastics, martial arts, racquetball, and more. A cracked tooth, chipped tooth, fractured root, or a knocked-out tooth are common dental emergencies during sports. An “intrusion” is an injury where impact pushes a tooth back into ...

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What Types of Dental Problems Can Preventive Services Save You From?

close up smile during exam

Taking care of your teeth with brushing and flossing is important, but you also need to visit the dentist every six months! Our office has a range of preventive services designed to keep your oral health in great shape. In this blog post, we discuss the types of dental problems preventive dentistry can help you avoid.

Tooth Decay

You can avoid decay with good brushing and flossing, but professional cleanings are needed, too. We also offer treatments like fluoride and dental sealants. While cavity-fighting fluoride is found in toothpaste and mouthwash, a professional fluoride treatment contains a stronger concentration. It’s applied right to your enamel (no messy trays involved) and ...

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