Leading Causes of Oral Cancer

By Sunset Dental on April 26th, 2019

Unlike other types of cancer, oral cancer includes cancer of the lips, tongue, cheek, throat, and sinuses.  It is life threatening if not caught early enough and treated properly.  Children and young adults have minimal risk for oral cancer, but the odds increase over the age of 45. Men are more likely to be diagnosed Read More…

What is Gingivitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

By Sunset Dental on April 19th, 2019

Gingivitis is, in short, inflammation of the gums. It is common and, fortunately, a mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes your gums to be red and swollen around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis, if not treated, can turn into a serious disease called periodontitis. This disease causes infection that destroys the Read More…

Tooth Decay: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

By Sunset Dental on April 12th, 2019

Tooth decay, or cavities, is among the most common oral health problems in the world. They are particularly common in small children and older adults, but anyone who has teeth is susceptible to getting cavities or battling tooth decay. Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth structure. It can affect the enamel – the Read More…

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

By Sunset Dental on April 5th, 2019

Despite the advances in oral care and dental hygiene, aging is not the only reason for tooth loss.  In fact, 1 out of 4 adults lose all their permanent teeth by age 74. Tooth loss, dental decay, gum disease, accidents, and oral infections are all common dental problems that lead to getting a tooth removed. In Read More…