oral cancer prevention

All Smiles at the 2016 Oral Cancer 5K

This year’s Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Run/Walk for Awareness was a huge success!

We all enjoyed walking and running on the beautiful St. Petersburg beach, and we were moved by the powerful story shared by Eva Grayzel. At Creating Smiles, we are passionate about oral cancer prevention, so we look forward supporting the important work of the Oral Cancer Foundation at the 5K each year.Read the rest

oral cancer screening early detection

Early Detection Improves Outcomes of Oral Cancer Treatment

This year, over 40,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer. The most frequent instances of oral cancer occur in smokers over 50, though individuals who have contracted the human papilloma virus (HPV) are also at risk. Survival rates — normally around 64% — are dramatically improved with screening and early detection.

In fact, people have an 80-90% chance of surviving cancers that are found at early stages.  Your dentist can conduct a non-invasive screening by visually inspecting the mouth and throat and conducting a gentle palpation of the neck.

Creating Smiles Dental Leads the Way with Early Detection

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Join Our Oral Cancer Fight

Walk, run, cheer, or donate. Or do all four.

Creating Smiles Dental is one of the sponsors of the Oral Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run for Awareness again this year. As in previous years, the race is going to be on Pass-A-Grille Beach. There will be race T-shirts, goodie bags from the sponsors including Creating Smiles Dental, and raffles. Our dentists and hygienists will be on site conducting free oral cancer screenings.

Please join us as we gather to raise awareness for oral cancer.

When: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Where:  Hurley Park

               1500 Pass-A-Grille Way

               St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Registration Begins: 6:00 am

Walk/Run Begins: 8:00 am

Registration Fees:

  • Walkers
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An Oral Cancer Story

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Here is an oral cancer story of a registered dental hygienist and her personal experience with it. The original article can be found here: http://www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Article.aspx?i=337&aid=4621  Our office is going to run and walk the 5K for Oral Cancer Awareness again in April with the Save The Face Race. Join us on Pass-A-Grille Beach! 

In 2001, at age 47, Sandra Boody was diagnosed with stage four, squamous cell carcinoma of a left neck lymph node and the base of her tongue. At stage four, it was inoperable. This was considered an “out-of-the-box” diagnosis, since Sandy had no risk factors. She didn’t smoke or drink alcohol
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