Periodontist - Cedar Rapids
1909 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-294-4800

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years
...In addition to normal cleanings and checkups, we’ll also screen for oral cancer (a more prevalent occurrence in older adults), review your prescriptions or other supplements and medications for any possible side effects to oral health, check the fit of any dentures or other restorations and evaluate the effectiveness of your hygiene...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Oral cancer screening...

FAQs: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Gum Disease Treatment
...You’ll also receive a thorough clinical examination (including oral cancer screening), a review of your medical history, and x-rays or other diagnostic tests if needed...

4 Tips for Instilling Good Family Hygiene Habits
...Tobacco use, both smoke and smokeless, can also cause tooth staining, increase the risk of decay, gum disease and oral cancer...

We'll Help You Maintain Your Oral Health After Gum Disease
...During your visit we’ll carefully examine your mouth, as well as screen you for any signs of potential oral cancer...

Stay Ahead of Gum Disease Re-Infection with Periodontal Maintenance
... Since our goal is to reduce the chances of re-infection as much as possible, we'll thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and any implants for signs of disease (we'll also include an oral cancer screening)...