Posts Tagged ‘ cancer ’

person holding dental x-ray in front of mouth

Why We Need to Take X-rays (& How We Do Them Safely)

When a patient reaches out to make an appointment with us for the first time, they sometimes ask if we HAVE to take a full mouth series of x-rays. If they don’t have good quality x-rays that have been taken within the last 12 months, the answer is, invariably, yes. Without them, Dr. Yoshida can’t […]

Puffy, Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease – and a Greater Risk of Some Cancers, Research Suggests

Think about what you can do to lower your risk of developing cancer. Things like healthy eating, exercise, and limiting exposure to EMFs and environmental toxins probably come to mind. And those are all helpful, to be sure. But many folks don’t realize that maintaining good oral health is a part of that, too – […]

Bacteria in Your Mouth May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

Of all the links established between oral and systemic health, the relationship between oral health and cancer elsewhere in the body is perhaps the most surprising. Yet research continues to show that the oral microbiome – the community of bacteria living in your mouth – is a potential influence on cancer risk. Consider, for instance, […]