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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

April 2, 2018

Man receiving oral cancer screeningOral cancer claims one life an hour in the US alone, making it deadlier than other forms of the disease like lung and breast cancer. Still, not as many people know about oral cancer. With a diagnosis in the earlier stages, doctors believe they may be able to reduce the numbers of annual oral cancer related deaths. That’s why April has been deemed oral cancer awareness month. If more people know about oral cancer, the warning signs, and how to receive an earlier diagnosis, we may see improvement in the prognosis related to this disease. Six month preventive dental checkups offer the best opportunity to receive regular oral cancer screenings.

Advice from the Emergency Dentist in Long Island City

May 31, 2016

emergency dentistYou may be the type of person who enjoys a surprise, but there’s one surprise no one likes—a dental emergency. These are often frightening, nerve-wracking and always, always at the wrong time. But like any other emergency, handling a dental emergency requires having a plan. And the first step in that plan should be to call your emergency dentist in Long Island City Dr. Saran at 347-537-6193. We’ll be able to determine if your emergency calls for an urgent visit to our office. In the meantime, here are some tips on what you should do for different types of dental emergencies.