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The Stages and Symptoms of Oral Cancer

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Illustration of oral cancer cells attacking a mouth

There are more than 450,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed worldwide every year, many of which are caught during an oral cancer screening performed at a routine dental checkup. However, some patients will have a better prognosis than others depending on what stage the cancer is in; the earlier it’s caught, the easier it is to successfully treat! Below is an outline of the different stages of oral cancer as well as some of the symptoms that a dentist might look for during your oral cancer screening in Ghana.

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Does Gum Disease Affect Your Mental Health?

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Gum line receding due to gum disease

It’s no secret that gum disease can put your oral health at serious risk; it can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth and the jaw to lose bone, and both problems can easily lead to gaps in your smile. But what you may not know it that gum disease in Ghana is also linked to other health problems – including certain mental health conditions. How can problems with your gums be linked to your brain? Read on to learn more about this link and what you can do about it.

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How Can Poor Oral Hygiene Affect Your Metabolism?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 7:32 pm
Using pink highlighter on the word “metabolism”

The process where your body turns food and beverages into the energy it needs for everyday functions is known as your metabolism. You’re probably already aware that your metabolism tends to slow down as you get older, but age isn’t the only factor that can hamper your body’s ability to burn calories efficiently. Research shows that there may be a link between metabolic health issues and poor oral health. Being aware of this link and how much of a difference oral hygiene can make could go a long way towards maintaining a better metabolism in Ghana.

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What to Do When You Knock Out a Tooth

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Don’t panic if you have a tooth knocked out of your mouth; keep calm and remember these 5 steps for taking control of the situation.

A knocked-out tooth is something that many people think they’ll never have to deal with, but it happens more frequently than you might think. More than five million teeth are lost in accidents every year in both children and adults. In many cases, it’s actually possible to save a lost tooth, but this can only be done if you act quickly and follow the right steps. If you end up suffering from a knocked-out tooth in Ghana, remember these 5 steps that could end up saving you from having to live with a gap in your grin.

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When Will You Need a New Dental Filling?

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Person with a filling sitting and smiling

Most people will have at least one filling at some point during their lives. As long as your filling is in good shape, it will allow you to continue using your tooth normally without worrying about infection or worsening the damage that has already been done. But fillings don’t last forever, and at some point, you’ll need to get a replacement. How long do fillings last, and how will you know that it’s time to get a new one? Here’s what you need to know.

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4 Reasons to Start the New Year with a Dental Checkup

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Dental patient leaning back in chair and smiling

The new year has begun, which means it’s time to start thinking about your goals for 2022. Are you hoping to improve your oral health or save on dental care? You can get a head start on both of these goals by scheduling a dental checkup as soon as possible if you haven’t already. By having your teeth examined by a trustworthy dentist now, you can enjoy these 4 benefits that will have you grinning from ear to ear as the year marches on.

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Does It Hurt to Get a Dental Crown?

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Close up of a couple of dental crowns

Placing a dental crown is a fairly routine restorative procedure, but if you’re having it done for the first time, you might be nervous about what might happen during the appointment. Will it hurt to have the crown placed? Will there be any discomfort afterwards? Is there anything you can do to prepare in advance? Pondering these questions can make you very anxious about receiving your restoration, but fortunately your dentist has the answers.

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Do Dental Implants Become Stained Like Natural Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 10:13 pm
Close-up of a dental implant and crown

About half the population are unhappy with their teeth, and the biggest reason why usually has to do with the color. Natural teeth are prone to becoming stained if they are exposed to dark-colored foods and beverages too often, or they might start to become discolored simply due to the passage of time. But what about dental implants? This treatment is often hailed as the most lifelike option for tooth replacement, but does it also mimic the natural tooth’s vulnerability to becoming discolored? Here’s what you should know when it comes to dental implant stains.

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6 Tips for Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Man in striped shirt smiling in his house

Your dentist has many different services to offer in the event of a dental emergency, such as fillings, dental crowns, root canal therapy, and – in the worst-case scenario – extractions. However, no matter how good the emergency care available is, it’s always better not to need it in the first place. The following 6 tips can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and undamaged so that you can lower your personal risk of needing to take advantage of your dentist’s emergency services.

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5 Reasons Why Preventive Dental Care is Essential

Filed under: Uncategorized — betheldental @ 1:08 am
Man having his teeth examined by dentist

Many people are wary of visiting the dentist every six months. Some even prefer to skip their dental appointments altogether, thinking they can save time and money if they wait until they have an actual dental issue first. But in reality, regular dental appointments that allow for early detection of oral health problems can ultimately save you time and money – not to mention pain and inconvenience. If you haven’t been keeping regular dental appointments, below are 5 reasons why you should schedule one as soon as possible.

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