HPV and Oral Health
The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) gained a lot of popularity when the vaccine, Gardasil, became available on the market. Originally just meant for female patients to prevent cervical cancers caused by certain strains of HPV, the virus and associated cancers are now gaining more light in the patient community. The virus causes various cancers, usually [...]
Tori, Exostosis, and Extra Bone Formation in the Mouth
A fairly common occurrence in the mouth is the existence of extra bone development along the outside or inside of the jawline near the teeth, or in the roof of the mouth. Referred to as exostosis, tori or a torus, these bony growths in the mouth are typically bumpy with a round appearance. Size and [...]
Fruit or Fruit Juice? Does it Matter?
Getting the 5 servings each day of fruits and vegetables can seem difficult at times. Fruit juice often counts as a serving of fruit, but one questions if it’s really as adequate as eating a whole fruit. Not to mention the effect it may or may not make on the health of your teeth. How [...]