Before Your Due Date, Schedule a Date With Your Dentist’s Office

by Jason 5/1/2012 9:50 AM

Most pregnant women recognize how important their own overall health is for their baby’s health, but may ignore a critical component – their oral health. In fact, a survey of American children’s oral health conducted on behalf of Delta Dental found that nearly 4 out of 10 American mothers neglect to visit a dentist during pregnancy, which is significant to helping prevent harmful oral and overall health problems for themselves and their babies.... more...

Oral Cancer is on the Rise, Including Cases Linked to HPV

by Jason 4/30/2012 10:10 AM

Oral cancer is no longer limited to older individuals who excessively drank alcohol, smoked or chewed tobacco. It is now on the rise among individuals who aren't engaging in those behaviors, with those aged 16 to 40 making up the fastest growing segment of the population falling victim to this disease. Today, oral cancer claims as many lives annually as skin cancer.
This dangerous form of cancer often goes unnoticed and can be tricky to detect because it masquerades as harmless benign lesions.... more...

Common Side Effects After Chemotherapy for Oral Cancer

by Jason 4/26/2012 10:28 AM

Side effects of chemotherapy depend on the type and amount of drugs you’re taking. In some cases, based on the chemotherapy drugs you take and on the medicines your doctor prescribes to ease side effects, you may have very limited side effects, or none at all.... more...


©Delta Dental of Missouri 2012