Showing posts from April, 2019

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a month on the awareness of cancers of the mouth and upper throat. While oral cancer can be fatal or have dangerous consequences,  when oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced, and survival rates may increase. Here are a few symptoms and signs of oral cancer. It is encouraged to check between dental visits, and to see a dental professional if they do not improve or disappear after two-three weeks. Any sore or ulceration that does not heal within 14 days. A red, white, or black discoloration of the soft tissues of the mouth. Any abnormality that bleeds easily when touched. A lump or hard spot in the tissue, usually border of the tongue. A lump or thickening that develops in the mouth  View this post on Instagram Congrats on getting your braces on! Thank you for being such a Rockstar patient! ❤ Welcome to the Family! A post shared by Burch Orthodontics (@burchorth

National Facial Protection Month

Warm weather is here and sports are all around us. April is National Facial Protection Month, which is the perfect time to remind our friends and Tallahassee community the importance of protecting our smiles and teeth, by wearing a mouthguard. Did you know, during the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports-related mouth injuries. Wearing a mouth guard, especially during sports can help prevent injuries and keep your child safe. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouthguard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports. Basketball Baseball Football  Soccer Skiing  Rugby Softball Tennis   Here are the three types of mouthguards you can wear, especially if you are currently in orthodontic treatment. Custom-fitted mouthguards - these are made by your dentist and can be molded to fit your smile perfectly. Stock mouth guards - these types of mou