Monthly Archives: January 2015

Beat Oral Cancer Before It Beats You

Oral cancer in houston tx | Royal Dental Oral cancer is a very serious medical condition. In many cases, those afflicted have no idea they have oral cancer until it is well advanced. Almost 42,000 Americans were diagnosed with the condition last year, and unfortunately, only 64 percent of those diagnosed have a five-year survival rate. But with early detection, oral cancer is highly treatable.

See your dentist today

Regular trips to your dentist are critical for early detection. Your visit to your dentist will include a thorough discussion of your health history. This is also the time when your dentist examines every area in your mouth for any signs of oral cancer.

Your oral cancer screening will include a visual inspection and assessment of your mouth. It is important that you religiously adhere to this routine to detect oral cancer at an early stage and improve chances of surviving the disease.

 

What you can do during treatment

 

Once there are signs of oral cancer, you may be required to undergo cancer treatment. Some of the instructions given to you will include proper cleaning of the mouth. As you are undergoing treatment, it is important to brush your teeth, gums, and tongue regularly — specifically after every meal and before bedtime. Make use of fluoride toothpaste or any special fluoride gel that is recommended by your dentist.

 

Oral cancer screening in Houston

 

Learn more about our oral cancer screening services using ViziLite Plus. Call us today at (713) 330-7700 to request a consultation with one of our dentists at Royal Dental. We look forward to your visit!

Keep Your Child’s Tiny Teeth Healthy

slide1Dental hygiene is an essential part of life. Taking care of your teeth now is the best method for preventing serious problems down the road. Unfortunately, children don’t understand the value of dental hygiene. It’s up to parents to inculcate their children in the necessity of a dedicated dental hygiene routine.

Here are some strategies that you can apply to make the job easier for you and your child.

Start as early as possible

Your child’s oral hygiene habits will be more effective if you start as early as possible. In fact, an oral condition called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay can occur even when your child is just weeks old. Prevent this by gently wiping your baby’s gums using a clean gauze. When his or her first teeth begin to erupt, don’t forget to brush your child’s teeth with an infant toothbrush and water. Keep sugary drinks to a minimum. Flossing can begin as early as age four.

Don’t forget the basics

It’s your job to teach your child the basics of good oral health. They don’t have to know complicated stuff about their dental health yet. Simple rules such as brushing twice a day, flossing, and limiting sugary and starchy foods is enough. It is also essential that you introduce the dentist in a fun, yet honest way to your child.

Children’s Dentistry in Houston, TX

Schedule your child’s first dental visit at Royal Dental today. Our dentists are excited to meet your little angels. Give us a call at (713) 330-7700.

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