This year, nearly 50,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. It’s important to distinguish oral cavity cancers from oropharyngeal cancers because they often have different etiologies and prognoses. The 5-year survival rate for oral and oropharyngeal cancer is about 65%, and has improved dramatically over the last few decades. Still, … Continue reading Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Are you self-conscious about your not-so-pearly whites? Do you avoid smiling when you have your picture taken? Something as simple as the color of your teeth can affect your everyday life. The good news is, there are many different options when it comes to whitening your teeth. The first step to a brighter smile is to visit your dentist to help determine the cause.
BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Another use of BOTOX Cosmetic that you may not think of, initially, is for relief and management of facial pain, headaches, migraines and other mouth pain. This pain could be stemming from temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ,) bruxism or clenching.