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HPV-16 Virus Now The Leading Cause of Oral Cancers

Approximately 37,000 Americans will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012 and HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus), the most commonly sexually transmitted virus, is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the US. There is nothing we can do to stop this virus from spreading but your dentist can help find oral cancer and save your life. Continue reading

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Smoking & Oral Health

Besides poor hygiene practices and diet I do not think I have seen anything cause more problems in my patients then smoking. I have never met a smoker who did not eventually develop periodontal disease, a destructive disease that caused … Continue reading

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