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Early Detection is Key to Treating Oral Cancer

Every hour of every day, someone in North America dies of oral cancer, the sixth most common diagnosed form of the disease. The five-year survival rate is only 50 percent, Read More

Both Tooth Decay or Gum Disease Could Become Something Far Worse

While mouth pain can certainly get your attention, what exactly hurts may be difficult to identify. It might seem to emanate from a single tooth, or a group of Read More

Year-End Insurance Reminder

the doctor, as well as our team at Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, would like to give those patients with flex spend, health savings, or insurance benefits a friendly end Read More

Here's Good Advice for Your College Student To Protect Their Dental Health

As summer wanes, thousands of high school grads will begin the new adventure called college. For many of these "freshmen," it will also be their first taste of true Read More

I drink a lot of coffee. Could it be hurting my smile?

At Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA, we know most of our patients enjoy a cup of coffee or two throughout the day. But what many of you don’t know is Read More

Gum Disease Could be Making Other Diseases Worse

Half of adults over age 30, and an astounding 70% over 65, have had some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Unchecked, a bacterial gum infection can spread into the Read More

Practical Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces

Wearing braces can pose challenges for your daily life and habits. One in particular is trying to keep your teeth and gums clean. Braces or not, your oral hygiene needs Read More

Ancient Grains for Modern Diets

One of the latest foods in dietary news is also one of the oldest—ancient grains. What makes these old-timers so appealing to modern tastes? Let’s run down the menu! Why Are Read More

Removing a Tooth Could Help Correct This Particular Bite Problem

Dentists extract millions of teeth each year, mostly because of disease. But sometimes a healthy tooth is removed to gain a more favorable, long-term dental health outcome. An example of Read More

Is there really a link between my mouth and heart?

Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, PA are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, the doctor and our team want Read More

Take Care of Your Gums - And Your Gums Will Take Care of Your Teeth!

Even masterpiece paintings need an appropriate frame. Likewise, our gums help bring out our teeth's beauty. But gums are more than enhancements for our smile appearance—they're also critical to good Read More

You Need to Act Fast to Save a Loose Tooth

Some things in life are almost guaranteed to make you go, "Uh, oh"—your car won't start, your a/c goes out, or, worse yet, you get an unexpected letter from Read More

Back to School? Remember Your Dental Homework!

It’s a busy time of year. Book lists! Supplies! New clothes! (How did they outgrow those shoes already?) And while you’re preparing your family’s list of back-to-school necessities, here are Read More

Don't Fear the Root Canal - It Could Just Save Your Tooth

Root canals often get a bum rap. Although the procedure saves millions of teeth every year, it's often erroneously portrayed as an unpleasant experience. And if that wasn't enough, Read More

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is upon us, and that means the non-official end to summer. Before the kids head back to school and temperatures start to cool down, this is your last Read More

Changes Coming in the Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry

In a little over a century, antibiotics have changed the face of healthcare. We no longer fear cholera, strep throat or even a small cut as our forebears did Read More

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