Category: Oral Cancer

Common Oral Cancer Misconceptions

There are some common misconceptions about oral cancer and receiving oral cancer screenings that won’t be to your benefit to believe. Remember, this is a problem that can affect anyone and that is treatable. When you’re correctly educated with accurate information, protecting your oral health and your well being becomes much easier. Consider the truth… Read more »

Q&A: Oral Cancer Screenings

If nobody has ever talked with you about oral cancer before, it’s probably not really the type of topic you’re itching to bring up. The good news is that while it may be a bit uncomfortable to discuss, it’s something that we can explain, help you avoid, and even detect well before any serious advancement… Read more »

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is on the rise. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation it has been on the increase for eight consecutive years. In the year 2007 there was an 11 percent increase in cases from the year before. It is estimated that over 43, 000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014 including… Read more »

Ankeny IA Dentist Answers Your Dental Care Questions

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and help you make a great a first impression. Keeping your smile bright and free of dental imperfection requires routine dental care. At Dental Impressions, we provide an array of dental procedures for improving the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. In today’s blog, your Ankeny… Read more »

Oral Cancer: Understand What the Signs Mean, Says Ankeny Dentist

According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, roughly 42,000 Americans become diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Unfortunately, 8,000 of those patients will succumb to the disease, which makes the mortality rate for this type of cancer higher than those of cervical, thyroid or skin cancers. While oral cancer isn’t difficult to diagnose, it’s typically not… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Observes Patient Safety Awareness Week

At Dental Impressions, your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust, believes in working hard to ensure the safety of our patients. The dentist becomes an extension of your family, someone you trust to help maintain the dental health of those closest to you. This is why Dr. Foust always makes a point to observe National Patient… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist Provides Spring Cleaning for Your Smile!

Spring is almost here! This time of year people everywhere are cleaning out their homes in the name of spring-cleaning. While you’re at it, why not spring clean your teeth as well? In today’s blog, your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Amanda Foust, explains why routine cleanings keep your smile healthy and bright.

Ankeny Dentist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Ignore an Ulcer

Did you know that oral cancer is one of the most highly treatable cancers in the United States? Patients with oral cancer typically have a positive prognosis with early detection. Unfortunately, many of the signs and symptoms of oral cancer can be subversive. In fact, that’s why the Oral Cancer Foundation predicts 8,000 people will… Read more »

Celebrating Women in Dentistry in Ankeny

Did you know that a national and international holiday share this week in March? Today is International Women’s Day, and March 6th was National Dentist Day. You may be wondering how these two holidays relate. Originally called International Working Women’s day, the combination of National Dentist Day calls to attention the growing female workforce in… Read more »