Dr. Kris Nicholas and Dr. Jim Baburek are pleased to announce a donation of $1,170.00 to the Oral Cancer Foundation after a successful April Campaign. April was Oral Cancer Awareness Month and to increase awareness, the dental office of Drs. Howard, Nicholas and Baburek donated $10 from every VELscope screening in April.
This year we have made a goal as an office to help increase awareness of oral cancer and the importance of annual oral cancer screenings.
Oral cancer is a growing problem with over 43,000 Americans diagnosed last year. Leading causes include HPV16 (the same virus responsible for over 90% of cervical cancer) as well as tobacco and alcohol use.
Recession (loss of gum tissue) at the neck of the tooth and or loss of enamel often leads to hypersensitive teeth.
Hypersensitivity affects between 10 – 40% of adults. Discomfort can range from mild to severe. Recession most often occurs among people in their 30’s and 40’s and it is more common in women than men.