Dentists and Dental Hygienists are the best overall defence against oral cancer – they are, in fact, a lifesaver. No other medical professionals are as well positioned to address this potentially deadly disease at its earliest stage. The key is to identify oral abnormalities at their most easily treated stage of development.
Sugars attack your teeth.
Invisible germs called bacteria live in your mouth all of the time.
Some of these bacteria form a sticky material called plaque which sits on the surface of your teeth.
* Don’t swallow toothpaste as this can cause fluoride toxicity. Children should be especially instructed against this.
Despite improvements in dental care, many people suffer tooth loss mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But today, dental implants are available.