Understanding Cold Sores, Canker Sores And Oral Cancer

Dentist Blog

The last thing you want is a painful sore on your mouth or lips. For days after its initial appearance, a canker sore causes pain and all you can think about is the countdown until it's over. But what is a canker sore and how does it vary from other tissue issues? The following are the key differences between canker sores, cold sores and oral cancer. Canker Sores Canker sores can show up on your tongue, your lips, your cheeks, or any other soft tissue region in your mouth.

12 January 2015

Celiac Disease And Oral Health: What Celiac Patients Need To Know

Dentist Blog

If you have celiac disease, you know that it causes a host of gastrointestinal problems, which can lead to an inability to absorb the nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. But did you know that this disease's harmful effects on the body can affect any organ or body system, including your mouth? Your dentist can actually detect dental enamel defects during an exam that can help them identify people with celiac disease.

22 December 2014