Quiz: Oral Cancer Screenings

How much do you think about your oral cancer screenings? If you don’t think about them very much but you do show up for your suggested dental checkups, then you’re doing your best to keep your smile healthy. However, if you pretend screenings don’t exist and you don’t come in consistently for twice-annual visits, you’re… Read more »

Oral Cancer: A Quiz

When it comes to detecting oral cancer, patients are often unsure about what to do. Some patients simply don’t like speaking about the topic because the associated thoughts and potential damage are so upsetting to think about. However, we strongly suggest that patients become more familiar with screenings and the benefits of early detection. Fortunately, by… Read more »

2014 Oral Cancer Awareness Month Is in Full Swing

At the Celina, TX dentist office of Dr. Newton, we’re doing our part for Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month throughout April 2014. It seems that everyone has lost someone dear to cancer, and oral cancers are no exception. Dr. Newton explains that the term oral cancer encompasses cancer of the lips, tongue, gums,… Read more »

Oral Cancer FAQs Answered by Celina Dentist

Oral cancer has an incredible 50 to 80 percent survival rate, provided you catch the disease early. This is unlikely to happen if you don’t keep up with regular medical and dental checkups. Any malignancy, when discovered at an early stage, will be that much easier to fight. Celina dentist, Dr. Newton, makes sure to… Read more »

Celina Dentist Partners with Patients for Early Oral Cancer Diagnoses

Early detection of any malignancies is an imperative part of complete recovery.  Oral cancer has a 50 to 80 percent survival rate if you are diagnosed when it’s just beginning. Your dentist will check your mouth for suspicious spots, ulcers, or lesions at your six month checkups. Celina dentist, Dr. Newton, explains the importance of… Read more »

Celina Dentist: The Benefits of Digital X-rays

One of the best ways of protecting your teeth and gums is with preventive dentistry. By catching issues such as tooth decay and gum disease early, treatment can be prescribed before these dental problems become worse. Digital x-rays allow your Celina family dentist, Dr. Newton, to look beneath the gums and inside the teeth, to… Read more »

All About Oral Cancer Screenings from Your Celina Dentist

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 40,000 Americans will receive a diagnosis of oral or pharyngeal cancer this year. Though cancer is a scary prospect, early detection can make all the difference in a patient’s prognosis. Oral cancer, in particular, has a 50 to 80 percent survival rate when discovered at an early… Read more »

Preventing Oral Cancer in Celina

The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that about 40,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. While one-fourth of patients diagnosed with oral cancer don’t have any risk factors, the majority of oral cancer cases can be prevented with proper care and diagnosis. This week, April 22-28, is Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer… Read more »