What You Need To Know About Oral Cancer

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During routine dental examinations at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we look for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will get oral cancer this year. Consider this sobering news from the Oral Cancer Foundation: “The…

Don’t Let A Simple Problem Become Serious

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In this post from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville we discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems. Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be caused by cold sores, gum disease, teeth…

Are You Flossing Out Of Fear?

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This message from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville is about flossing your teeth, and dental health. Most people know that flossing is an important part of dental health. The value of this simple exercise has been shown time and time again. But does fear have to play a role? Flossing offers a chance to remove…

Take Care Of Your Toothbrush!

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The common household toothbrush. Every home has at least one, and at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville, we hope our patients are all brushing their teeth after each meal. Regular brushing and flossing are still the most important things you can do for your dental health. It has been said that each toothbrush can contain…

Oral Appliance Therapy For Sleep Apnea

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Do you think you might have obstructive sleep apnea? If you do, it’s crucial to see a doctor soon. Left untreated, it can become life-threatening. Treatment for sleep apnea is available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. Here are some signs that you may have sleep apnea: Loud snoring Abrupt awakenings Difficulty staying asleep Frequently…