Approximately 49,750 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2017. And, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 5 years after diagnosis only half will be alive. These statistics might come as a shock to you but, no worries, oral cancer can be easily detected by having regular screenings. A lot of people assume that … Continue reading Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings
Several months ago articles were released that questioned the benefits of flossing. Associated articles stated that there was a lack of evidence that proved flossing to be effective. Well, the dental world believes that flossing is still a crucial part to your oral hygiene. To start off, judging the benefit of flossing is tough because … Continue reading Don’t Drop the Floss
It seems like people are always looking for different ways to whiten their teeth. There are so many tips out there for DIY teeth whitening but it’s important to do your research before trying them. Sometimes natural teeth whitening can do more harm than good. One idea is that apple cider vinegar and certain fruits … Continue reading Teeth Whitening Dos and Don’ts
Did you know that half of American adults suffer from gum disease? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number increases to 70.1% for adults who are 65 years and older. For those that don’t know, periodontal disease is a chronic gum infection that damages gum tissue and can destroy the jawbone. … Continue reading How Gum Disease Affects Older Women
Bruxism may not be a common term, but it is definitely a common issue. So, what is it exactly? Bruxism is a fancy word for teeth grinding. Grinding your teeth has many causes and usually takes place during sleep. One of the top causes for someone that grinds their teeth is stress. Also, someone with … Continue reading What is Bruxism?
Do you keep track of how long you’ve been using the same toothbrush? Most people don’t. In fact, most people don’t even know the recommended length of time to use a tooth brush. Brushing your teeth tends to be a part of your daily routine that you don’t even think about but it’s important to … Continue reading Toothbrush Tips
As a team, Bender Dental Group loves to stay up to date and well informed of all the latest news and techniques in the dental world. Recently, we had the pleasure of having internationally known trainer Karima, from transitions come to our office! Karima travels around the world to share her knowledge and experiences with … Continue reading Continuing Education
Did you know that 10-15% of Americans struggle with an eating disorder? Unfortunately, the seriousness of eating disorders can sometimes fall under the radar. It is important to realize the effects it can have on the body. While all eating disorders can cause physical and mental effects, bulimia can produce dental problems that most people … Continue reading How Can Bulimia Cause Dental Issues?
As a dental office, one of the most common questions we get from parents is “When should I start taking my child to the dentist?” The answer? After their 1st birthday! The average age for children to start developing teeth is between 6 and 12 months. Cavities can appear as soon as your baby has … Continue reading Tooth-Truths Every Parent Should Know
Our patient Shantel helped celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month by entering a poster contest for the Alliance of the Lancaster County Dental Society. Shantel won for ages 11 to 13 and had her photo taken with Dr. Bender.