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April 2012

Gluten Sensitivity and Your Oral Health

Gluten Sensitivity and Your Oral HealthGluten has become a buzzword in the wellness industry as an increasing number of individuals have begun to experience adverse reactions to products containing wheat, barley, rye, and other grains. Such reactions range in severity from mild discomfort in the stomach to long-term malnutrition and even osteoporosis. It is estimated that about 1% of Americans suffer from such reactions to gluten-rich foods, a number that has nearly quadrupled over the past decade. It is critical to understand the threat that gluten sensitivity may pose to overall health, and it is particularly important to understand how ordinary sensitivity is separate and distinct from Celiac Disease. The latter is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 1 in 133 Americans and, when left undiagnosed and untreated, can slowly wreak havoc on the entire body.


New Invisalign Teen Now Available at Assure a Smile

New Invisalign Teen Now Available at Assure a SmileA beautiful smile creates self-confidence that will propel you through some of life’s biggest moments—and no one knows big moments like your teenager. From yearbook photos to graduation ceremonies, teenagers face a whirlwind of events that pass quickly and create memories that will last a lifetime. Assure a Smile now offers Invisalign Teen, the first orthodontic treatment designed just for young adults who want to tackle life’s greatest milestones with confidence and enthusiasm.


5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Oral Cancer

5 Ways to Prevent Oral CancerThis April marks the 13th annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time for patients and dental professionals to promote awareness for oral cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. It is important to note that oral cancer cases are on the rise and individuals must take proactive steps to prevent the formation of this serious condition. The Oral Cancer Foundation urges Americans to take part in this initiative by learning more about oral cancer, who it affects, and how a screening from your local dentist may be an invaluable method of early detection and treatment.


April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness MonthThe American Cancer Foundation estimates that about 35,000 Americans will develop oral cancer in 2012 (i). It is further predicted that 6,800 individuals will die from oral cancer over the upcoming year. Unfortunately, awareness for this common and tragically fatal disease is at an all-time low. This April, the Oral Cancer Foundation celebrates the 13th annual Oral Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time for doctors and patients alike to open the lines of communication regarding oral cancer while promoting awareness for disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.


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