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Your Oral Health -A Public Health Issue

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The World Health Organization defines oral health as being free of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the mouth and oral cavity.

Oral disease

Oral diseases are among the most prevalent chronic diseases.They include tooth decay and gum diseases that can lead to pain and tooth loss.Oral cancer leads to pain, tooth loss and premature death if not detected early on.Oral diseases-once considered localized infections-are now associated with other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.1Oral disease and pain can have a significant negative impact on your ability to learn, work, socialize, speak and eat foods that you need.
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Did You Know? Facts about your overall health and oral healthWha…

Treatment of Abscessed Teeth

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to say about the treatment of abscessed teeth.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Vista Dental Care
Chad Aitken, DMD
280-5201 43 St.
Red Deer, AB
T4N 1C7
(855) 636-9223   
VistaDentalCare.ca

Oral Cancer Awareness

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Oral cancer refers to cancers of the mouth, lips, tongue or throat. According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, approximately 3 people will die every day from oral cancer in Canada. If oral cancer is detected early, treatment can be very successful.
Get the Facts. Reduce your Risk. Know What to Look For.

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Get the Facts:

Fastest growing new oral cancer cases are in a younger, sexually active male or female who often does not smoke or have any of the typical risk factors.Oral cancer can be sexually transmitted by the human papilloma virus ñ HPV - the fastest growing sexually transmitted infection.There are 3X as many cases of oral cancer to cervical cancer.
To read the entire article visit www.dentalhygienecanada.ca

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The Good News - a list of ways to help reduce your riskWhat to Look For? - a list of signs and symptoms to watch for
Vista Dental Care
Chad Aitken, DMD
280-5201 43 St.
Red Deer, AB
T4N 1C7
(855) 636-9223   
VistaDentalCare.ca

White Dental Fillings

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A Less Obvious RepairGiven a choice, most people want to avoid having repairs visible in their teeth, which is why the standard silver-mercury amalgam filling isn’t always appealing. A metal filling is an acceptable, budget-minded repair, but it’s hard to camouflage against white teeth. Alternative materials have made it possible for us to offer restorations that are a natural-looking white. These composite materials bond to the healthy part of your tooth, reducing the risk of decay in the future. Ask us if this treatment is right for you.

Vista Dental Care
Chad Aitken, DMD
280-5201 43 St.
Red Deer, AB
T4N 1C7
(855) 636-9223   
VistaDentalCare.ca

The Importance of Brushing and Flossing

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Learn what the American Dental Association has to about the importance of brushing and flossing daily.


The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Vista Dental Care
Chad Aitken, DMD
280-5201 43 St.
Red Deer, AB
T4N 1C7
(855) 636-9223   
VistaDentalCare.ca

April is National Oral Health Month

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Although the mouth is part of the body, we often think of it as something separate. We often ignore bleeding or tender gums, while an irritation or pain elsewhere in the body would mean a trip to the doctor. 

Poor oral health can affect a person's quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth or oral infections can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These oral health problems can reduce a person's quality of life by affecting their physical, mental and social well-being. 

The reality is that oral health problems could be a sign of something serious such as oral cancer. Every year approximately 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer and 1,050 deaths from oral cancer occur. This devastating disease has a low survival rate because it is often diagnosed very late. With early detection the survival rate of oral cancer can be greatly improved. This means going to your dentist for regular dental exams. Your dentist has the training and experience to detect oral…