DID YOU KNOW? Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, oral cancer and diabetes. Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.   What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease? If you have gum disease, getting rid of plaque and tartar gives your gums a chance to get better. That’s why in the early stages of gum

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DID YOU KNOW? Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, oral cancer and diabetes. Gum disease begins when plaque adheres at and below the visible edge of your gums. If plaque is not removed every day by brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). Tartar promotes a bacterial infection at the point of attachment. In these early stages, gum disease is called gingivitis.   What if I am already in the early stages of gum disease? If you have gum disease, getting rid of plaque and tartar gives your gums a chance to get better. That’s why in the early stages of gum

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Worldwide, more than 450,000 cases of oral cancer are found each year. When discovered early, there is an 83 percent survival rate. But when undetected and allowed to progress, that rate drops to 32 percent. Because oral cancer is not easily detected, Lakeview Dental Centre uses the most powerful tool available today for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities: the VELscope Vx. Recognized by the World Health Organization, VELscope Vx is a device that painlessly and effectively detects oral abnormalities within two minutes. To date, more than 10 million examinations have been performed using the technology. Early indicators of oral cancer Often painless, the physical symptoms of cancer in the

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Worldwide, more than 450,000 cases of oral cancer are found each year. When discovered early, there is an 83 percent survival rate. But when undetected and allowed to progress, that rate drops to 32 percent. Because oral cancer is not easily detected, Lakeview Dental Centre uses the most powerful tool available today for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities: the VELscope Vx. Recognized by the World Health Organization, VELscope Vx is a device that painlessly and effectively detects oral abnormalities within two minutes. To date, more than 10 million examinations have been performed using the technology. Early indicators of oral cancer Often painless, the physical symptoms of cancer in the

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