View it in your browser JULY Newsletter 2017
 
 
Is your “toothache” caused by a tooth or by another problem unrelated to your teeth?
Dr. Titania Tong and her team are your partners in health. The inflammation and bacteria associated with gum disease is also associated with a greater risk of developing heart disease. If you have underlying heart problems, you may experience symptoms that can easily be mistaken for tooth- or oral health-related conditions. These symptoms include:
  • Severe pain in the lower jaw
  • Jaw discomfort that becomes worse when you move your head from side-to-side
  • Mouth pain that occurs when you breathe in deeply
  • Mouth pain that arises during physical activity or, conversely, pain that persists when you’re at rest
If your symptoms are limited to the jaw and mouth, you may have TMJ dysfunction or other dental problems that are treatable at our office. If you have additional symptoms that aren’t related to the jaw or mouth, an underlying medical condition may be to blame. If you have concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to call Dr. Tong and her team at 852 2810 1801.
 
Keep your smile beautiful and your body healthy with routine dental visits
Dentists like Dr. Titania Tong and her team are on the front lines of detecting conditions such as head and neck cancers. These conditions may be detected during routine visits, usually scheduled every 6 months.

According to researchers at the University of California San Francisco, the incidence of a certain type of head and neck cancer has exploded in the past 15 years. This type of cancer is linked to the human papillomavirus or HPV. This is the same high-risk HPV that causes cervical cancer.
Many people are exposed to HPV, because this virus is seemingly everywhere. The head and neck cancer associated with HPV is often found on the tongue, throat, and tonsils. Unlike “traditional” oral cancers, researchers note this cancer often affects:
  • Younger men
  • Non-smokers
  • Patients who don’t regularly drink alcohol, or who don’t have other traditional oral cancer risk factors
Our professionals are trained to detect abnormalities during routine dental visits. These abnormalities may include ulcers or growths on your tongue or tonsils. If you haven’t scheduled your next appointment, call us at 852 2810 1801.
 
Pain Free Dentistry
It is our philosophy that no patient should dread visiting the dentist. Therefore, our team operates in ways that allow our patients to feel most comfortable during any type of treatment. Dr. Titania is so light handed that patients barely feel the pinch when the local anesthetic is administered.
 
      
Dr. Titania Tong
Phone: 852 2810 1801
13B Oriental Crystal Commercial Building 46 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Website: www.dr-tong.com
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