Category Archives: oral health

When is a sore throat something worse?

When is a sore throat something worse?  A peritonsillar abscess is a deep infection of the head and neck.  THIS is the something worse I am talking about.  The diagnosis is made by clinical presentation and examination by your physician. … Continue reading

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Oral HPV, the stats.

The prevalence of oral human papillomavirus is nearly three times higher in men than in women. You may ask “Why does this matter?”… oral HPV infection causes a subset or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Litle tidbits. HPV type 16 … Continue reading

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I am not a dentist. But, I do want overall health for my patients.

Dental care is the most common unmet health need.  Oral disease can severely affect systemic health. Poor oral health is so important and commonplace: dental cavities are the most common chronic disease of childhood (5 times more common than asthma) and … Continue reading

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