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OTTAWA, ONTARIO, March 17, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Canadians celebrate National Oral Health Month in April, and the folks at Trillium Dental want to discuss how routine oral cancer screenings may save lives.
At each visit to their office, doctors inspect patients for oral cancer. For patients who visit their dentist biannually, as the Canadian Dental Association suggests for most people, any small or prospective dental issues will be nipped in the bud.
Patients can expect a thorough exam at any one of the six Trillium Dental offices. Dr. David Bartos, Dr. Mark Northcott and their experienced team look at each patient's needs, delivering them individualized oral health plans. The Trillium doctors provide general and cosmetic dentistry to patients in greater Ottawa. Invisalign helps patients achieve straighter, more attractive smiles with the convenience of clear removable aligners. The staff also uses dental crowns, implants, veneers and bridges to strengthen teeth and improve their appearance.
Each year, 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer, and the disease takes 1,000 lives annually. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control reports that 36,500 new cases of oral cancer surface yearly. The survival rate in a five-year period is approximately 50 percent, according to the CDC.
Regular screenings are vital to oral cancer prevention. April is an important month to dental health professionals, as raising awareness could save lives. The earlier oral cancer is spotted, the easier it can be to treat. To spread awareness, the CDA offers free downloadable facts sheets and activities on their website. Children can enjoy word searches, crossword puzzles and connect-the-dots centered around important oral health facts.
South of the border, the U.S. celebrates Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April. Nationwide events pertaining to oral cancer are indexed on The Oral Cancer Foundation's website.
The Trillium Dental staff, the cosmetic dentistry provider, believes that oral health and overall health are deeply connected, and a healthy mouth is essential to looking and feeling good. For patients that have gone more than six months without a dental exam, contact the family dentists at Trillium Dental to schedule a visit.
To learn more about Trillium Dental, visit their website or contact their corporate office at 613-595-1360.
The experienced staff at Trillium Dental offers comprehensive dental care in each of its six offices across greater Ottawa. Doctors treat patients through cutting-edge technology in a modern, comfortable setting.
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Certified Invisalign Provider Dr. Bartos gives patients the Invisalign advantage of straightening teeth with clear retainer-like aligners.
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