Sunday, 15 April 2018

Dental Intra-Oral Camera

Intra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team

You need the ability to make informed decisions in order to improve your dental health. Dr. Rykard has simplified the process by providing you with the benefit of the intra-oral camera. This high-tech device is a small-scale video camera that displays a close-up picture of the interior of your mouth. You can now see for yourself what work needs to be accomplished and which teeth are at the peak of health. You’ll love how easily this makes you an active participant in every dental decision.

Kevin Rykard, DDS
12448 St. Andrews Drive 
Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
(405) 752-2626 
OklahomaDentistry.com

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 3 of 3)

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Sunlight 
People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection.











Diet 
Poor nutrition also may put you at risk for developing oral cancer. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may increase your chance of developing oral cancer, so add more color to your plate! 
 










To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Monday, 2 April 2018

Treatment of Abscessed Teeth

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.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com

Sunday, 1 April 2018

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer (Part 2 of 3)

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Tobacco 
Whether you smoke it or chew it, tobacco use increases your risk dramatically. Smoking can cause oral cancer, as well as cancer in other parts of the body. Pipe smokers are also at a higher risk for developing cancer in their lips. Smokeless tobacco, like chew, can lead to many issues in your mouth, the most serious being cancer of the cheeks, gums, and lips.











Alcohol 
According to the American Cancer Society, 7 of 10 oral cancer patients are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinking, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is an average of two drinks a day or more for men and an average of more than one drink a day for women. If you are a heavy drinker and a heavy smoker, your chances of developing oral cancer increase significantly.  
 










Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) 
The sexually transmitted disease is now associated with about 9,000 cases of head and neck cancer (specifically those occurring at the back of the tongue, in or around the tonsils) diagnosed each year in the United States, according to the CDC. People who are diagnosed with HPV-related head and neck cancer tend to be younger and nonsmokers. People with HPV-positive cancers have a lower risk of death or recurrence, even though these cancers are often diagnosed at a later stage because it develops in difficult-to-detect areas.  
 










To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.

Kevin Rykard, DDS 
12448 St. Andrews Drive  
Oklahoma City, OK 73120  
(405) 752-2626  
OklahomaDentistry.com