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Busy Mom Of 3 Shares Her Oral Cancer Screening Experience

I am a busy mom of 3 and today I made the time to get an Oral Cancer Screening at Loveable Smiles in Richardson. I am not a smoker or a drinker but this is an important health screening. Oral Cancer is on the rise and since multiple types of Cancer run in my family, I wanted to take advantage of this simple screening.Oral Cancer collage

The first thing I had to do was swish with the ViziLite pre-rinse solution. It was a little vinegary, but not bad.

Then Chessa the hygienist used the fluorescent light to help spot any abnormal changes. She was very thorough and looked in all the “oral cervices” where Oral Cancer likes to hide: under my tongue and in between my cheeks and gums. She then palpitated/massaged my neck and throat area.

Dr. Korenman then came in and checked as well. He also used the fluorescent light and checked my lymph nodes for any tenderness or abnormal lumps.

The entire procedure was completely painless and took less than 15 minutes!

I am happy to report that I am Oral Cancer FREE!

I highly encourage you to schedule your free Oral Cancer screening at Loveable Smiles.  So many Cancers are much more treatable when they are caught early.  This simple procedure can give you peace of mind!

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FREE Oral Cancer Screenings For New Patients Throughout April, 2017 at Loveable Smiles in Richardson

During the month of April, 2017, new patients at Loveable Smiles in Richardson will receive a FREE Oral Cancer Screening. ($65 value)oral cancer image

Already a patient? Bring in someone new and your exam will also be free!

Every hour, of every day one American dies of oral cancer.

It is assumed that Oral Cancer is mainly a disease of older people, contracted after a lifetime of smoking and drinking.

But things are changing and Dr. Korenman is seeing an increase in Oral Cancer in patients of all ages and lifestyles.

Despite the common risk factors, EVERYONE is at risk REGARDLESS of their risk factors.

Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.

An Oral Cancer Screening takes less than 15 minutes and should be a part of everyone’s annual health appointments.

Dr. Korenman uses the ViziLite Plus, which is a 5-minute test that uses fluorescent light to help dentists spot abnormal changes in the mucous membranes that line the inside of the mouth and throat.

 

Additionally, Dr. Korenman will go over the patient’s medical history, check for any discolorations (red spots, white spots, ulcers etc) and/or abnormal lumps around the oral tissues (cheeks, hard palate, tongue, floor of the mouth, back of throat etc), face and neck.

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We simply use a 2×2 gauze, mirror and a special light to inspect the oral/pharyngeal area. We will palpitate/massage the neck and throat area to check for any abnormal lumps (checking the Thyroid area as well).

 

The entire screening takes less than 15 minutes and is completely painless.

 

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson for your Oral Cancer screening. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. 972-231-0585

Loveable Smiles is located at 1410 N. Plano Rd., Suite 200 in Richardson. 75081.

Please call for your appointment. 972-231-0585

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Cancer & Dental Health In Richardson, TX

Many cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth. These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and cavities.Man With Toothache

As a courtesy to the community, Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson offers complimentary fluoride trays for anyone going through chemotherapy treatments.

Because chemo can make your mouth more at risk for infection as well as make your gums bleed more easily, fluoride is used to help prevent the formation of cavities.

Chemotherapy & Mouth Sores

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer. These drugs kill cancer cells, but they may also harm normal cells, including cells in the mouth. Side effects include problems with your teeth and gums; the soft, moist lining of your mouth; and the glands that make saliva (spit).

Dr. Korenman carries a natural, oral care line that is very soothing for those going through cancer treatments.  The line is also beneficial for the dry mouth side effects often experienced by cancer patients.Effervess-all natural aloe vera Toothpaste

Developed by a Dentist, the Effervess Natural Oral Care line does not contain any hydrated silica or baking soda, no SLS and no harsh chemicals.

In fact, the products are called “Nature’s Oral Care” because they feature Aloe Vera, which is an ancient plant known for healing, moisturizing and antibacterial and anti fungal properties.  Effervess also contains Xylitol a natural sweetener from American Birch Bark found to help fight plaque build-up and strengthen enamel.

Effervess: Nature’s Oral Care products can be purchased at Loveable Smiles in Richardson. 972-231-0585

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FREE Oral Cancer Screenings For New Patients Throughout April, 2016 at Loveable Smiles in Richardson

During the month of April, 2016, New Patients at Loveable Smiles in Richardson will receive a FREE Vizilite Oral Cancer Screening. ($65 value)

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Already a patient? Bring in someone new and your exam will also be free!
Every hour of every day one American dies of oral cancer.
It is assumed that Oral Cancer is mainly a disease of older people, contracted after a lifetime of smoking and drinking.
Despite those common risk factors, EVERYONE is at risk REGARDLESS of their risk factors.
Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer as they are the only doctors to examine you from the neck up.
The chances for successful treatment are highest when early diagnosis allows this.
An Oral Cancer Screening takes less than 15 minutes and should be a part of everyone’s annual health appointments.

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Dr. Korenman uses the ViziLite Plus, which is a 5-minute test that uses fluorescent light to spot abnormal changes in the mucous membranes that line the inside of the mouth and throat.

Additionally, Dr. Korenman will go over the patient’s medical history, check for any discolorations (red spots, white spots, ulcers etc) and/or abnormal lumps around the oral tissues (cheeks, hard palate, tongue, floor of the mouth, back of throat etc), face and neck.

We simply use the Vizilite Plus rinse and the special fluorescent light to inspect the oral/pharyngeal area, and we will palpitate/massage the neck (thyroid) to check for any abnormal lumps. The entire screening takes less than 15 minutes.

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson for your Oral Cancer screening. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. 972-231-0585
Loveable Smiles is located at 1410 N. Plano Rd., Suite 200 in Richardson. 75081.
Please call for your appointment. 972-231-0585

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I Have A Cavity, But Why Doesn’t My Tooth Hurt?

Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages.i gotta filling

This is true for cavities, Oral Cancer and even gum disease. In fact 80% of all patients have gum disease and don’t even know it.

Teeth are one part of the body that cannot heal themselves.

We often say, here at Loveable Smiles in Richardson that “Neglect is the most expensive thing in dentistry.”

Additionally, when you have any issues within your teeth and gums, it can affect your entire body.

This is why it is imperative to visit Dr. Korenman on a regular basis.

Here are the top 4 ways your hygiene appointment is a real medical appointment:

  1. We check your blood pressure. Evidence links Gum Disease and heart health. Check out the WebMD article on this important topic.
  2. We evaluate your gum tissue for gum disease.
  3. You will be screened for Oral Cancer.
  4. We check your biting, chewing and swallowing patterns.  Improperly aligned teeth can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth.

Early detection of minor issues can be corrected before they become bigger, more painful and more expensive issues later.

Call Loveable Smiles today!  972-231-0585 to schedule your appointment.

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Half of oral cancer deaths due to cigarettes – Visit Dr. Larry Korenman of Loveable Smiles

Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. Yes, your dentist is the one who regularly checks you for Oral Cancer rather than your medical doctor.oral cancer graphic 3

Recently, the Journal of American Medical Association made it even more obvious that you need to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Korenman of Loveable Smiles in Richardson.

Almost half of the deaths caused by cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx in U.S. adults 35 and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a multi-institution research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine

Other Cancer types known to be caused by smoking include cancer of the liver, colon and rectum, lung. oral cavity and throat, esophagus, larynx (voice box), stomach, pancreas, bladder, kidney and cervix and acute myeloid leukemia.

Like we said, the good news is that dentists help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.

And, despite these alarming statistics, and these smoking risk factors, EVERYONE is at risk for Oral Cancer.

Oral Cancer is no longer a disease of older people, contracted after a lifetime of smoking and drinking. Dr. Korenman is seeing an increase in young people with mouth cancer.

Oral Cancer screenings at Loveable Smiles in Richardson take less than 15 minutes.

Dr. Korenman, uses the Vizilite Oral Cancer Screening which uses a light source that is used to identify abnormalities that may have been missed under normal lighting that could be pre-cancerous or cancerous.

Additionally, the Oral Cancer screening includes the following:

  • Check for any discolorations (red spots, white spots, ulcers etc) and/or abnormal lumps around the oral tissues (cheeks, hard palate, tongue, floor of the mouth, back of throat etc), face and neck.
  • Palpitate/massage the neck (thyroid) to check for any abnormal lumps.

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson for your Oral Cancer screening. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. 972-231-0585

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FREE Oral Cancer Screening For New Patients Throughout April!

New patients at Loveable Smiles always receive for following, complimentary:oral cancer graphic 3

  • 3D Imaging scan ($700 value)
  • Cavity detecting x-rays
  • Consultation with Dr. Korenman.

 

In addition, during the month of April, 2015, new patients will receive a FREE Oral Cancer Screening. ($65 value)

Already a patient? Bring in someone new and your exam will also be free!

Every hour, of every day one American dies of oral cancer.

It is assumed that Oral Cancer is mainly a disease of older people, contracted after a lifetime of smoking and drinking.

But things are changing and dentists are seeing an increase in young people with mouth cancer.

Despite the common risk factors, EVERYONE is at risk REGARDLESS of their risk factors.

Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.

Common Signs of Oral Cancer:

  • Swelling/thickenings, lumps or bumps, rough spots/crusts/or eroded areas on the lips, gums, or other areas inside the mouth
  • The development of velvety white, red, or speckled (white and red) patches in the mouth
  • Unexplained bleeding in the mouth
  • Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth, or neck
  • Persistent sores on the face, neck, or mouth that bleed easily and do not heal within two weeks
  • A soreness or feeling that something is caught in the back of the throat
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, or changes in the voice
  • Ear pain
  • A change in the way your teeth or dentures fit together – a change in your “bite”
  • Dramatic weight loss

Call Loveable Smiles in Richardson for your Oral Cancer screening. The entire process takes less than 15 minutes. 972-231-0585

Loveable Smiles is located at 1410 N. Plano Rd., Suite 200 in Richardson. 75081.

Please call for your appointment. 972-231-0585

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