Yesterday, Nancy, an RDH at the CDHA (Canadian Dental Hygienists’ Association) conference told me how much my my presentation, “Tongue-Tied’ meant to her. I always try to ask what resonated most about my presentation. Often I hear the part about my children or the theological part….but today, I heard something quite different: the tongue tweezing! [...]
Back in 2010, the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs endorsed routine visual and tactile examinations in all patients during dental appointments (JADA, May 2010, Vol. 141:5, pp. 509-520). On the ADA website it states in the dental check-up guidelines that an oral cancer screening should be performed. So, why is oral cancer continually being diagnosed [...]
Dear Eva, Nine months ago I asked my dentist about the lesion on the floor of my mouth. He said it’s ‘tori’, a bony growth condition caused by grinding and stress. “Don’t worry about it.” Four months later I developed a horse voice. I am Vice-Chief of Anesthesiology at a cancer center so I asked [...]
Dear Eva, I just had this crazy idea to contact you for advice/help. I am a 5-year survivor of squamous-cell cancer, My treatment included a tonsillectomy and a maximum dose of radiation with chemo. Lately, from the moment I wake up, I have a super sweet/sour taste in my mouth and it continues all day. [...]
What is BPA? It stands for ‘BISPHENOL A’, a plastic-hardener and epoxy additive that may affect children’s brain development and that some believe may be linked to breast and prostate cancers. PHTHALATES (found in some plastics and added to products like lotions to bind fragrances) and TRICLOSAN (an antibacterial ingredient in many soaps, toothpastes and [...]
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