Patient Education Library

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Why preventative care is important
...As such, a regular check-up at Gibberman Dental includes: visual inspection for decay periodontal probing of gum pockets to check for gum disease assessment of bite and jaw alignment a quick and painless check for oral cancer on the tongue, roof of the mouth, cheeks and gums These Alexandria, VA family dentists utilize intra-oral cameras to uncover hidden problems in the mouth and also modern x-rays to detect hidden decay or problems with roots or jaw bone...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
... Oral cancer screening...

That Odd Looking Sore in Your Mouth is No Cause for Alarm
...We do this not only to determine the correct diagnosis, but also to rule out more serious problems like pre-cancerous lesions or oral cancer...

Add a Healthy Diet to Your Oral Cancer Prevention Strategy
Although oral cancer isn't the most prevalent among metabolic diseases, it is one of the most deadly with only a 50% survival rate after five years...

Steely Dan Founder's Death Highlights Importance of Early Cancer Detection
...This disease, which is related to oral cancer, may not get as much attention as some others...

June Is Men's Health Month
...Routine exams include not only a check for tooth decay and gum disease—they also include screening for oral cancer...

Regardless of What You've Seen Online, Don't Fear a Root Canal Treatment
...The latest, a 2013 patient survey study published in a journal of the American Medical Association, not only found no evidence linking root canal treatment to cancer, but a lower risk of oral cancer in 45% of patients who had undergone multiple root canal treatments...

Oral Cancer
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today and has one of the lowest survival rates, with thousands of new cases being reported each year...