Worried About Dental Visits in Lake Ozark?

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“How can I deal with anxiety about visiting the dentist?” 1. Consider what the anxiety stems from. For example: pain, injections, loss of control, personal space invasion, and embarrassment about fear of the unknown. 2. Communicate these fears and concerns with your dentist. 3. Expect respectful consideration and open discussion about resolving fears. Doctor Ronald…

Suspect a Bite Problem in Lake Ozark

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Hello! I’m Ronald Massie, DDS, of Premier Dental & Oral Health Group in Lake Ozark. Thanks for visiting my dental blog. The topic of today’s post is malocclusion–literally–”bad bite.” Malocclusion Affects Many People Edward Angle, a pioneer in modern orthodontics invented the term malocclusion. Malocclusion is fairly common in the population as a whole but,…

Oral Cancer: Early Diagnosis Makes A Big Difference

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When it comes to oral cancer mortality rates, two numbers are key: 40% and 90%. 40% of individuals who receive a late-stage diagnosis die within five years. However, the survival rate for early stage diagnosis is 90%. Oral Cavity and Oropharynx—Mouth and Throat Cancers that originate in the mouth (or oral cavity) are specified as…

The Vital Importance of Caring for Your Gums in Missouri

The Vital Importance of Caring for Your Gums in Missouri

When it comes to maintaining oral health, many people focus primarily on their teeth. However, the significance of gum care should never be overlooked. Healthy gums play a crucial role in overall oral well-being and are essential for preserving the stability and longevity of your teeth. Let’s look at a few reasons why it’s important…