Defining Oral Cancer

Oral cancer, which is sometimes referred to as mouth cancer, is a head and neck cancer which occurs mostly in people aged 40-60, though it can strike at any age. Symptoms of mouth cancer may include lumps, bumps or knobs of cancerous tissue in the oral cavity, oral sores that don’t go away, and loose teeth. Every regular check-in with... read more »

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

You know that it’s important for you to visit your dentist every six months if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy and strong—but do you know what actually happens during these treatments? Typically, we’ll clean your teeth thoroughly and inspect your pearly whites for signs of trouble—such as oral cancer. This cancer screening is very important, but do you... read more »

Bad Habits That Hurt Your Teeth

It’s easy for so many of us to take our smile for granted. Our teeth play an important role in our oral health. That is why here at Rocky Ridge Dental Associates, we offer advice to help protect your teeth and avoid such damaging habits! Some of these damaging habits include: Playing sports without wearing a mouthguard Playing sports without... read more »