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Delaware Dentists

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Crescent Dental Associates
Creating beautiful smiles in Riverfront Wilmington. Early morning and
lunch hour appointments available for busy professionals.
129 S. West St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

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Aesthetic and Special Care Associates
Specializing in Family, Preventative and Cosmetic Dentistry.
2323 Pennsylvania Ave, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

All About Smiles, P.A.
A beautiful smile can be yours. Let us show you how.
- 4543 Stoney Batter Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19808
- 3411 Silverside Road, #100, Wilmington, DE 19810


Bear-Glasgow Dental
Now accepting Delaware Medicaid for eligible children to age 20!!!
1200 Peoples Plaza, #1290, Newark, Delaware 19702

Dr. Bill Moncevicz Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry, facial & neck pain, & TMJ Othopedics
3521 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19810

Brandywine Dental Care
Gentle, Friendly, Dental Care for the Entire Family
707 Foulk Rd, Suite 201, Wilmington, DE 19803

Crescent Dental Associates
Creating beautiful smiles in Riverfront Wilmington. Early morning and
lunch hour appointments available for busy professionals.
129 S. West St, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Delaware Dentistry - Daniel W. Fink DDS
Whitening-Crowns & Veneers In One Visit! Adults & Children Welcome.
3600 Silverside Rd, Suite A, Wilmington, DE 19810

Dental Associates of Delaware
Dentistry with Distinction for over 25 years!
- 1415 Foulk Rd, #200, Wilmington, Delaware 19803
- Greenville Ctr, Bldg C, Suite 100, 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE
- 106 St. Anne's Church Rd, Middletown, DE 19709

Emmi Dental Associates
1601 Milltown Road, Suite 25, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

First State Dental PA
Delaware Today's Top Dentist choice. General, sedation, implant, smile restoration dentistry, surgery, full mouth restoration; Pediatric and Adults.
1708 Lovering Avenue, Suite 102, Wilmington, DE 19806

Dr. Mark C Gladnick DDS
Dr. Gladnick is a Wilmington Delaware dentist specializing in n preventative and aesthetic dentisty for almost 30 years.
5513 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, Delaware 19808


Kirkwood Dental Associates

We aim to exceed our patients' expectations through every aspect of their dental experience, from the first phone call to completion of any necessary treatment.
710 Greenbank Rd, #A, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Limestone Dental Associates --› Quick Tips
It's not just any smile, it's your smile.
5317 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, Delaware 19808

Middletown Family Dentistry
Dentistry is our profession, but people are our focus
102 Sleepy Hollow Dr, Suite 100, Middletown, DE 19709

New Concept Dental
900 Foulk Rd, #203, Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Silly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Delaware Pediatric Dentistry
200 Biddle Ave, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19702

Dr. Michael T. Rosen, DDS
Heritage Professional Plaza, 2601 Annand Dr, #2, Wilmington, DE 19808

White Clay Dental Associates
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
12 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Related:
Delaware Oral Surgeons
Delaware Orthdontists

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Dental Advice from the Experts

Oral Cancer

Toothpaste: Marketing Out Of Control?


About 48,000 people are diagnosed with oral and throat cancer every year in the United States. This is a disease with a high death rate; about 43% of those diagnosed will not survive for five years. These are alarming numbers. What can you do to minimize the chance of becoming one of these statistics?

Oral cancer is a “lifestyle” disease. In most cases, it is caused by making choices that expose you to known risk factors. The good news is that many of these factors are under your control so they can be avoided.

1. Tobacco use. Using tobacco in any form is the single biggest contributor to oral cancer. That includes smoking, of course, but also snuff and chewing tobacco. NOT USING TOBACCO IS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO AVOID ORAL CANCER.

2. Alcohol consumption. More than 15 drinks per week puts you at greater risk. Combined use of alcohol and tobacco has a higher risk than either by itself.

3. Sun exposure. Unprotected sun exposure increases the odds of lip cancer. Use SPF 30 sunblock or lip balm.

4. Low consumption of fruits and vegetables. If you don’t eat fruits and vegetables, you deprive yourself of nutrients that protect against oral cancer.

5. HPV16 viral infection. Young, healthy non-smokers are increasingly being diagnosed with oral cancer. The cause is a specific herpes virus, the same one that causes cervical cancer. The virus is transmitted through oral sex.

The early signs of oral cancer are:

1. Red or white discolorations of the soft tissues in the mouth.

2. A sore which does not heal in 2 weeks.

3. Hoarseness which lasts for an extended period.

Untreated, the disease may lead to the sensation that something is caught in your throat, numbness in the mouth, difficulty in moving the jaw or tongue or in swallowing, ear pain or swelling or thickening in the mouth or neck.

Here’s the good news - early detection of oral cancer dramatically increases the cure rate. A thorough examination only takes a few minutes. It includes a visual and tactile examination of the lips and the soft tissues in your mouth and throat. It might also include Velscope, a specialized fluorescent light which identifies suspicious tissues at a very early stage. An exam like this is quick, painless and inexpensive. It should be done at least yearly, or at every dental and medical check-up.


About the Author: Dr. David Nibouar and Dr. Anne Annone provide restorative, preventive and cosmetic dental services in Pike Creek Valley. To find out more about oral cancer or to get a complimentary oral cancer examination including Velscope, call 302-239-0502 or visit www.limestonedental.com.


Toothpaste: Marketing Out Of Control?

We recently participated in a “lunch and learn” by a pharmaceutical company that makes toothpaste. Essentially, the company bribes us with lunch and in return we attempt to stay awake while an earnest sales representative pitches their products in the hope that we will recommend them to you. The remarkable thing about this presentation was that the company makes twelve different varieties of toothpaste under two different brands. As dental professionals, we are frequently exposed to over-the-top marketing, but the idea of having twelve toothpaste choices from one company was hard to take seriously. The sales rep’s assumption that any of us would remember the subtle differences between them was downright amusing. Lunch was pretty good, though.

To further complicate matters, I took a field trip to a local supermarket where I counted over 70 options in a toothpaste aisle that was nearly as long as a bowling alley. That’s way too many choices. Here are a few general guidelines to try to make some sense out of this marketing insanity.

For the vast majority of people, a decision is simple. Pick whatever you want as long as it has fluoride. Find one that tastes good or has a pretty tube or is inexpensive and use it every time you brush, preferably several times a day. That’s all. If you have a little kids (six and under), give them just a pea-sized amount of toothpaste because they are not very good at spitting and toothpaste is not meant to be swallowed.

If you have sensitive teeth, pick a brand specifically designed to reduce sensitivity. Stick with the same one as they all work differently and one may counteract the effect of another. It usually takes several weeks for them to be effective.

Do you get frequent mouth ulcers? Choose a toothpaste that does not have the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

Want whiter teeth? We don’t think whitening toothpastes are the answer. They are NOT designed to bleach teeth, only to keep teeth whiter by removing stain more effectively. However, they do this by adding extra abrasives which may lead to excessive wear. If you want to actually lighten the color of your teeth, bleaching is the way to go. The most effective way to do this is to have it done professionally at our office. There are also over-the-counter options. We’ll be happy to discuss all the choices next time you are in.

Because there is nobody else exactly like you, the simple guidelines set forth above might not apply to your personal situation. If you have excessive tartar, rampant decay, erosion, decalcification, staining, gum problems or extreme temperature sensitivity, we have specific recommendations for your unique circumstances. These include not only toothpaste, but floss, electric or sonic toothbrushes, irrigators and a host of other products. Our hygienists are experts at creating a customized home care program to meet your specialized needs.

Life is too complicated. Let us simplify it by helping you make the right choices to keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.


About the Author: Limestone Dental Associates, David Nibouar, DMD, PA and Anne Annone, DMD. Pike Creek dental office in business 40 years. www.LimestoneDental.com, facebook.com/limestonedental, 302-239-0502.


 

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