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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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Did you know April is Oral Cancer Awareness month?! Oral Cancer is a disease that affects the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat. While oral cancer is most common in people over 40, it is becoming more and more common in younger patients. Oral Cancer awareness is extremely low, and as dentists, we want people to be more aware of their oral health. Cutting down on or quitting smoking and drinking, and having a good diet consisting of vitamins A, C and E, can provide protection against the development of mouth cancer.

The fastest growing cause of Oral Cancer is HPV virus. While smoking, tobacco, and alcohol are still major risk factors, HPV is the number one cause in young, healthy, non-smoking individuals. Oral Cancer usually starts in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of the mouth, tongue and lips. Symptoms include red patches inside the mouth or on the lips, sores in the mouth that don’t heal, bleeding of the mouth, numbness of the lower lip and chin, and pain or difficulty swallowing.

If mouth cancer is spotted early, the chances of a complete recovery are very good. However, many people don’t find it until it’s too late because they do not visit their dentist for regular examinations. At Paradise Dental, we make Oral Cancer screening part of every single comprehensive exam we do. We examine the inside of your mouth and tongue with a small mirror to see parts of your mouth that you cannot easily see yourself. We understand and exhibit the importance daily! Our hygienists ensure that every continuing care appointment entails an extensive screening. What better time to visit our office than now?!

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Office Hours

Please take note that our office may be limited to Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM as we work through capacity limitations with relation to Covid-19 restrictions

Monday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 7:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday Closed

Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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