Tag Archives: oral health

How to reduce your risk for oral cancer:

Stop using tobacco or don’t start – Using smoked or chewed tobacco exposes the cells in your mouth to dangerous cancer-causing chemicals. Drink alcohol only in moderation – Excessive alcohol use can irritate the cells in your mouth, making them susceptible to oral cancer.  According to the Mayo Clinic, moderation for healthy adults means up […]

General Dentistry or Primary Care Dentistry

As a general dentist I diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral health care needs, including preventive care and education, pediatric dentistry, gum care, fillings, bonding and resins, crowns, veneers, bridges, partial dentures, dentures and implants. This type of dentistry allows me to offer a valuable standard of care for patients of all ages. I […]

Oral health a part of your overall health

Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease might play a role in some diseases.  According to the Mayo Clinic, possible conditions associated with your oral health include: Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis […]

Special Oral Health Care During Pregnancy

According to the American Dental Association, as many as half of all women develop pregnancy gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease that is most common between the second and eighth months of pregnancy. It usually goes away after childbirth. Hormones make your gums more easily irritated by plaque and can cause gums to be red, tender, sore […]

Dental issues can be a sign of other health issues

You may think your dentist is only concerned about your oral health.  However, that is not the case.  Dr. Thor and his team know that your oral health is not just about how you care for your teeth and mouth. Sometimes there are signs or symptoms in your mouth that could be a sign of […]