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Intense Exercise Correlates with Poor Oral Health

MPR (Medical Prescribing Reference) reports on a new study that athletes produce more alkaline in their saliva after workouts causing tooth decay and gum disease. They didn’t study the oral hygiene practices of these athletes. Are they too tired after all the workouts to brush and floss? When the athletes worked out the amount of saliva they produced progressively lessened …

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Tongue Tasting Sectors

When I tell people I have had 1/3 of my tongue reconstructed, the treatment for late stage oral cancer, the first question they ask is if I can taste everything. fortunately, taste is bilateral so I taste everything on the one side. Ed Merrell who has had his entire tongue removed, says there are taste buds in the little bit …

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Using the Word ‘Cancer’ During the Extra/Intra Oral Screening

Hi Eva, I have a question for you! Since seeing you speak at RDH Under One Roof in 2013, I’ve been faithful about providing the Six-Step Screening to patients. They really appreciate my ‘new and improved’ screening process thanks to YOU. Last Monday, a gentlemen said to me: “Why do you have to say ‘Oral Cancer Screening’? Cancer is a …

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Temple Dental Students Speak out about Oral Cancer and Eva Grayzel’s Presentation

Temple Dental University

For the last 7 years, my presentation, Tongue-Tied: A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer was put into the dental school curriculum by oral pathologist Maria Fornatora, D.M.D, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. For one hour, I’m given the chance to inspire, motivate and impact the way dental students will provide services to …

Jennifer – Chapter III: One week post surgery

Jennifer’s Story Chapter I: She is an RDH diagnosed with SCC of the right tonsil and scared about the treatment. Chapter II: Jennifer’s surgery is successful and she feels gratitude. Chapter III: One week post surgery Jennifer writes: Just up in the middle of the night and reflecting on some of what your post-surgical reality must’ve been. The air is …