Dental News

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Nov 8th, 2015 | By

Do you have a tooth that is sensitive to hot and cold foods even though you have no signs of tooth enamel erosion? Do you experience a sharp pain when you bite or chew but have no visible signs of tooth decay? If so, you may have cracked tooth syndrome, a condition characterized by a

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Vitamins Contribute to a Healthy Mouth

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

If you take great care of your teeth and gums at home and receive regular checkups and cleanings from Dr. Denes, your mouth should be healthy. If, however, you’re experiencing dry mouth, tongue inflammation, or bleeding gums despite diligent oral care, your diet may be to blame. Specifically, you may have a vitamin deficiency, but

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How Eating Disorders Affect Your Teeth

Mar 21st, 2014 | By

If you have an eating disorder, you may already see signs of the toll it is taking on your overall health. Perhaps you are constantly fatigued and become ill quite easily. Maybe your skin has become dry and your hair is falling out. There’s one more area of your body you should be concerned about

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How a Healthy Smile Impacts Your Well-Being

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

A healthy smile has two components: functionality and appearance. Your teeth must be strong, free of decay, and meet properly when you bite and chew. Your gum tissue must be healthy and supportive of your teeth. Lastly, you must have a smile that you are confident to show to the world. Unfortunately, many people do

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Oral Cancer – Treatment – Part 3

Oct 11th, 2013 | By

Treatment of oral cancers is ideally a multidisciplinary approach. Early stage of oral cancer is typically managed with either surgery or radiation therapy alone. Although they have almost equal success in the control of local recurrence, the side effects from radiation persuade more clinicians to recommend a surgical option. Advanced-stage tumors require multi-modality treatment, which

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Oral Cancer – Diagnosis – Part 2

Oct 10th, 2013 | By

Diagnosis of Oral Cancer  Any suspicious lesion within the oral cavity needs to be evaluated very thorough with a history and physical exam. Careful examination of the neck by palpation is performed because often the first indication of spread of the cancer is to lymph nodes within the neck (neck metastases).  The oral and maxillofacial

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Oral cancer – Clinical Update & Screening Part 1

Oct 8th, 2013 | By

Oral Cancer- Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment In the United States over 35,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity are diagnosed annually, with over 25,000 occurring in men and over 11,000 in women. Nearly 7,880 people die of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx each year. There are 30 times this amount when

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Osteoporosis and Oral Health

Jul 16th, 2013 | By

Did you know that dental problems can be a sign of other health problems? For instance, a discolored tongue may indicate a vitamin deficiency, and if your teeth show signs of erosion on the back sides, Dr. Denes may suspect you have acid reflux disease or bulimia. If your teeth are suddenly breaking or becoming

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Fresno Family Dentists Explore the Decaying of a Tooth

May 6th, 2013 | By

Tooth decay, the disease that causes cavities (holes) to form in your teeth, affects approximately 90% of adults in America, and is the leading chronic disease among school-aged children. Yet, chances are that many of those afflicted with the disease diligently brush and floss their teeth every day, as most of us have been told

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Are Mercury Fillings Making You Sick?

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By

Everybody is familiar with Dr. Oz shows. We encourage you to watch this episode and educate yourself on the health problems that mercury fillings could be causing.   To learn more about silver mercury fillings and your dental health, or to schedule a consultation, contact your Fresno family dentists by calling Fresno Dental Studio at

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