November 3, 2018
Honoring our heroes is important to us, but too often America’s veterans return home only to face more battles. Obtaining medical and dental care for veterans shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Advanced Dental Care team are giving back this Veteran’s Day by offering free dental exams and x-rays for veterans. In addition, any dental treatment needed will be provided at 50% off.
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April 13, 2018
Oral Cancer Facts
The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates approximately 132 patients are diagnosed with an oral cancer EVERY DAY! That means over 51,550 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Early detection of neck, mouth, and throat cancers is critical to identify the appropriate treatment and reach the best outcomes.
The main causes of oral cancer are alcohol and tobacco use and human papilloma virus (HPV), specifically strain HPV16. You can reduce your risk of getting oral cancer by avoiding excessive alcohol intake, avoiding tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, vaping, chew, snuff, pipes, dip, etc.) completely, and by reducing direct skin/mouth contact with another person with HPV.
Oral cancer has lower survival rates than cervical cancer, thyroid cancer, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Survival rates have not increased in over a decade. When detected in early stages, there is a 70-80% survival rate. However, when detected in later stages, the survival rate is less than 50% after 5 years. Most oral and neck cancers are not detected in the early stages, because of lack of patient awareness and the overall difficulty of detecting these types of cancers. This is why it is critical to visit your dentist every 3-6 months for your professional exam or any time you detect something unusual.
Oral Cancer Self Exam
The Oral Cancer Foundation has put together this instructional video so you can perform your own at-home exam between dental visits or if you notice something unusual.
Schedule your free oral cancer screening with Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions 24/7. You can reach our Costa Mesa dental office by phone at (714) 424-9099 or book online anytime at www.mycostamesadentist.com.
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January 26, 2018
Have you ever wondered why you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned? Seeing your dentist regularly is important for many reasons, but professional cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral hygiene. Check out what our patients have to say about us!
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March 31, 2017
Did you know that oral cancer affected almost 50,000 Americans last year? This is often a cancer that we don’t think too much about until it affects our lives. Early detection is the key in successfully recovering from oral cancer, and we screen for it at your six-month checkups. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of this Dr. Jeremy B. Jorgenson and his team at Advanced Dental Care are offering free oral cancer screenings in Costa Mesa. We’d also like to share more information on oral cancer so we can increase patient knowledge and awareness about it.
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Free Oral Cancer Screenings for Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April