February 17, 2021 Dental TipsHealthcare0

According to WHO – There are an estimated 657,000 new cases of cancers of the oral cavity and
pharynx each year, and more than 330,000 deaths. Oral cancers include the main subsides of the lip, oral cavity, pharynx, and pharynx and have a particularly high burden in South Central Asia due to risk factor exposures.

In most cases, the early signs of oral cancer are mistaken for mild issues like cold or toothache. The survival rate of oral cancer is pretty high; this is why most routine exams include assessment for oral cancer to detect it at an early stage.

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Have a look about mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, including information about its signs and symptoms.

How are oral exams conducted?

The routine oral exam begins with a soft tissue assessment to detect any kind of sign of oral cancer. During this exam, the dentist checks for abnormalities or lumps. The routine dental exam is especially conducted if you are a high-risk patient for instance if you chew tobacco or smoke often, and have a family history of oral cancer.

This starts by using light around your mouth and monitoring for symptoms like gray or white patches on the inside of the cheek, around and under the tongue, or near the throat. They also look for spacious roots on the roof of the mouth, gums, or even lips. They also feel your neck area and your jawbone for abnormal lumps.

What are the symptoms of Oral Cancer?

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A dental exam is great for you to get assessed for signs of Oral Cancer. However, if you have had oral cancer in your family, then always be on the lookout for the following signs and symptoms.

  • Sudden tenderness, numbness, pain, or loss of feeling in the mouth, neck, and face.
  • Development and appearance of velvety red, white, and red speckled patches in the mouth.
  • Bleeding sores on the neck, mouth, and face that go unhealed for more than two weeks.
  • Bumps or lumps, cuts, crusts, swellings, eroded areas, thickenings on the gums, lips, and other sensitive spots of the mouth.
  • Sudden bleeding in the mouth or gums.
  • Persistent pain in the ears.
  • Discomfort and difficulty in speaking, swallowing, chewing, or moving the tongue and jaw.
  • Sudden change in voice, sore throat, or hoarseness.
  • A visible change in the positioning or fitting of your teeth or dentures.
  • A sudden drop in weight

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February 6, 2017 Uncategorized0

Do you want strong and healthy teeth so you can have a beautiful and functional smile? If so, then it’s important to take good care of your teeth and gums on a regular basis. In order to do so, you need to do all you can to prevent the dental issues that can alter the condition of your oral health. Those dental issues are:

–Enamel erosion: Enamel erosion can cause extreme tooth sensitivity. It generally occurs when you eat and drink acidic foods and beverages. The acid in the products can wear away your tooth enamel and expose the sensitive layers of your teeth. It’s important to strengthen your teeth with fluoride and avoid consuming acidic products as much as possible.

–Tooth decay: Tooth decay is a serious dental issue that can cause severe pain and can alter your oral health. This problem usually develops when you have poor oral hygiene habits. If you don’t remove the bacteria, food particles, and plaque from your smile, there is a chance they can attack your teeth and cause cavities. If the cavities are left untreated, it can result in root canal therapy or even tooth extraction. It’s best to avoid this dental issue by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, rinsing daily, and visiting Dr. Firoz Lalani every six months.

–Gum disease: Gum disease is a dangerous dental issue that needs to be prevented at all costs. You can prevent it by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting Dr. Firoz Lalani twice a year. The cleaning and checkup is vital because it involves the only treatment that can completely remove the plaque from on and between your teeth, which is the substance that causes gum disease. If you don’t prevent and treat gum disease, it can result in receding gums and loose and lost teeth.

If you would like more tips, details, and information on how to prevent dental issues in Houston, Texas, please call A Dental Care at and schedule an appointment with Dr. Firoz Lalani at your earliest convenience. When you come into our office, we’ll give you the tips and information you need to succeed!


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August 16, 2016 Dental TipsHealthcare

As you probably know, gum disease is something you should strive to avoid. You’ve probably heard that, in order to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you should brush and floss regularly. Similarly, you probably know that you should visit a dentist once every six months for a routine cleaning and exam. However, do you know what you should do if you have gum disease? Also, what do you know about the stages of gum disease?

The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation in your gums, though the infection isn’t usually too severe. In fact, this stage of gum disease can usually be reversed simply with brushing and flossing. However, if gingivitis isn’t addressed quickly enough, it can progress into periodontal disease. Unfortunately, periodontal disease is harder to reverse. Fortunately, a deep cleaning can usually help with this stage of gum disease.

If this stage of gum disease isn’t addressed, you may have to deal with advanced periodontal disease, which is also known as periodontitis. This more serious form of gum disease can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and even oozing gums. At these times, chewing may become painful, resulting in a much needed need to visit your dentist.

In reality, if you’re able to catch gum disease early, you’ll be able to address the problem much more efficiently. This is one reason most dentists recommend six month checkups. As you’ve probably guessed, our team will be able to recognize the early stages of gum disease and can give you specific advice to fight against the issue. Similarly, there are a few things you can do to prevent gum disease, such as brushing and flossing daily.

If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact A Dental Care. Our dentists and team will gladly help you fight against gum disease, regardless of which stage of gum disease you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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June 22, 2016 Uncategorized

Have you noticed that after enjoying certain drinks, your mouth could be tinted the same color as the beverage? Luckily, this is generally a temporary status, but did you know that some drinks can lead to permanent stains? This can be especially problematic since most people strive to maintain a white, beautiful smile. To enjoy these benefits, it’s important to know what drinks you should be careful with.

For instance, you know that some people need their morning cup of coffee, but did you know that coffee is one of the drinks that is most likely to cause stains. Sadly, drinking black coffee can make the staining worse. To avoid this problem, simply add a little milk to your drink. Like coffee, dark sodas can also cause tooth stains. Cold drinks can also cause problems because it will make your teeth porous and even easier to stain. Also, while wine can be healthy for you heart, it isn’t good for your teeth. Like coffee and soda, wine will stain your teeth.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid most of these issues. For example using a straw will help protect your teeth and greatly reduce staining. Also, rinsing your mouth with water between drinks will help to clean out your mouth. This also helps reduce the amount of acid that can damage your teeth.

If you notice your teeth changing color, or are worried about a particular stain, please contact A Dental Care at . Dr. Firoz Lalani and our team will gladly analyze the state of your mouth and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you soon.



Welcome to A Dental Care, where we provide comprehensive dental care at our four practices serving Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas. We provide everything from wisdom teeth removal to Invisalign® and braces for children and adults.

Oral hygiene is extremely important when you have braces, so please remember to clean your smile each day with the proper oral hygiene techniques. To help you do so, our A Dental Care team has some tips for you, and those tips are to make sure you do the following things on a regular basis:

BRACES TIPS

Brush Your Teeth Regularly

Brush your teeth throughout the day, especially after each meal and snack. Doing so will not only help you keep clean and pristine teeth, but it will also help you avoid having a food-filled smile, which is extremely embarrassing. As you brush, please use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

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Floss at Least Once a Day

Floss your smile at least once a day so you can remove the food particles and plaque that reside between your teeth. As you floss, thread one end through the space between the wire and the front surfaces of the teeth. Then, gently push the floss between the teeth and scrape each side. When finished, use a clean section of floss and move to the next crevice.

Rinse your Mouth Twice a Day:

Rinse your mouth daily with a beneficial mouthwash, like antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. This will help you complete the cleaning job, strengthen your teeth, and improve your breath.

Be Careful of the Foods When Have Braces

Food restrictions are one of the most common topics that come when you get braces for the first time. Often, you’ve encountered another person who’s experienced braces and told you all about guidelines they were given. Yes, you will need to adjust with eating habits while you have braces, but it’s not difficult to follow these guidelines. And, the good news is that it’s only temporary!

1. Food That Is Safe to Eat With Braces

Let’s start with foods you can eat while they have braces. These foods include:

  • Cooked vegetables
  • Soft bread
  • Yogurt and milk
  • Soft fruits
  • Lean meats
  • Tofu
  • Soft nut butter, such as peanut butter

2. Food to Avoid With Braces

While you have braces, it’s best you need to limit or even avoid certain foods, including:

  • Popcorn
  • Hard or extremely crusty bread
  • Hard candy
  • Crunchy chips
  • Hard fruits
  • Whole nuts or seeds
  • Meat from a bone

3. Mealtime Tips

Besides paying attention to the food you eat, it’s also important to pay attention to how you’re eating. It’s easier to eat manageable bites with a fork or spoon, rather than try to bite directly into something. Yes, it’s a pain to eat pizza with a fork or cut an apple into slices before eating it, but doing this reduces the risk of breaking braces or causing pain.

If your mouth is sore from a recent adjustment, have some cold foods, such as popsicles, frozen yogurt, or cold water. The cold temperatures of these foods will often help to ease the discomfort in the mouth.

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Get Braces Care Tips From Your Orthodontist

An orthodontist does more than just put braces on and tighten them periodically. An orthodontist is also there to teach you and your child how to care for braces and the mouths they’re in. When braces are first put on, an orthodontist and their staff will sit down with you and your child to talk about brushing and flossing techniques. They’ll demonstrate the best way to brush and floss each day, as well as offer recommendations for preventing problems. The orthodontist will also talk about what to do if braces break or your child experiences pain while they’re on.

When you talk with your orthodontist and their staff, they’ll also offer tips about what you can and can’t eat — and how certain foods and drinks can impact your oral health. You may be frustrated by being told to be careful about eating certain foods, but being cautious with foods can protect your mouth and prevent them from encountering problems while their braces are in place. The fewer problems you encounter along the way, the quicker the braces can do their work!

Taking Care of Teeth With Braces

When you follow these tips for braces care, they’ll find that it’s easier to develop and stick to a care routine for their braces. At Adental Care, our goal is to help you learn how to take care of braces and keep teeth in good shape while the braces do their work.

Whether your child has been a patient at ADental Care for years or you’re new to the practice, you’ll find that our staff and specialists are here because they love to give you a healthy smile.

Call today if you would like to know more about oral hygiene with braces in Houston, Texas. The more you know, the better off your smile will be! Your orthodontist, Dr. Firoz Lalani, and our friendly and caring orthodontic team are more than happy to give you the tips and information you need to succeed.

Contact us to schedule your next appointment.


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