Webinar: How A Dentist Can Help Save Your Life (Video)

Webinar: How A Dentist Can Help Save Your Life (Video)

Dentists have always been seen as professionals who deal with oral health issues such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth extractions. However, there is more to a dentist’s job than just fixing your teeth. In a recent webinar titled “How A Dentist Can Help Save Your Life! Dentist: More Than Just Cavity Hunters!” an expert in the field sheds light on how a dentist can play a vital role in not only maintaining your oral health but also catching oral cancer before it can prove fatal.

The webinar featuring panelist Dr. Parul Dua Makkar covered various aspects of dental health and how it relates to the rest of the body. One of the most interesting points discussed was the importance of early detection of oral cancer.

“Cancer really can affect anybody,” Dr. Makkar said. “I think that’s a big misconception, especially with oral cancer. We in the past have associated oral cancer with someone who’s a heavy smoker, a heavy drinker, and traditionally it’s been older male pipe smoker or somebody who uses chewing tobacco, but cancer really can affect anybody and it’s been on the rise the last few decades.”

Oral cancer is a deadly disease that can go unnoticed until it has advanced to later stages. Dentists are trained to identify the early signs of oral cancer, such as mouth sores, white or red patches, or lumps in the mouth or throat. Early detection is crucial in treating oral cancer, and regular dental check-ups can help catch the disease at an early stage.

The webinar also focused on what a dentist looks for during appointments and the impact of open conversations with your dentist. Poor dental hygiene can lead to various health problems, such as infections, inflammation, and even heart disease. Therefore, taking care of your teeth and gums is not just important for a healthy smile, but also for a healthy body.

From identifying and treating gum disease to screening for oral cancer, dentists are more than just cavity hunters. By visiting your dentist regularly, you can not only maintain a healthy smile but also potentially prevent and identify serious health problems.

This webinar was hosted by Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press. For more webinars, visit SchnepsMedia.com/webinars.