Woodland Hills Dentist Special Offers for Fall 2016!

woodland hills dentist special offersIn case you haven’t seen them yet, Mint Dentistry is running awesome special offers that won’t last forever! These limited-time Woodland Hills dentist special offers give patients a chance to save BIG this Fall. All of our Fall special offers may be viewed below. Please call us @ (818) 716-0297 if you have any further questions.
 

Woodland Hills Dentist Special Offers – Fall 2016

1. ZOOM! Whitening for Two – only $599!
 
For only $599, you and a loved one* can experience the power of ZOOM! professional teeth whitening, capable of removing even the toughest stains in under an hour of time. That’s much better than constantly paying for whitening gels, strips, mouthwashes, and toothpaste that show no significant results.
*offer is valid for any TWO individuals.
 
2. Implant-Supported Dentures Discounted!
 
A complete, full set of Implant-Supported Dentures start at $8,500 for only a limited time. Implant supported dentures are the currently one of the best ways to replace a full set of teeth. This is a great deal offered by your implant dentists of Woodland Hills.
 
3. Professionally Teeth Cleaning for ONLY $90 (new or cash patients only)!
 
We’re discounting our dental cleaning for a limited time. For $90, no insurance necessary, you will receive a professional dental cleaning, an oral examination, and dental X-Rays. Again, this offer is for NEW or CASH patients only.
 
4. Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign®
 
Our Invisalign invisible braces start at only $3,600! This is a competitive price for a treatment that is very popular among adults in straightening your teeth for an aesthetically pleasing appearance that often results in a HUGE boost to your self-esteem. You’d be surprised the many benefits that occurs from smiling often.
 
5. Braces Removal & Hawley Retainer Discounted
 
For those with traditional metal braces, we have a special for you. We will carefully remove your braces and replace them with a Hawley retainer for only $650. Retainers are necessary for maintaining the results gained from braces treatment. Our orthodontist will cover everything you need to know following your braces treatment.
 
Claim your special offer today by scheduling an appointment with our dentists.
 

Salivary Gland Cancer – What You Need to Know

salivary gland cancer
The thought of having cancer is scary for everyone. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells in a certain part of the body begin to grow out of control. When this unusual cell growth occurs in one of the glands that make saliva, it is known as salivary gland cancer. Compared to other types of cancer, salivary gland cancer is very rare, affecting less than one percent of cancer patients in the US.
 
There are several different salivary glands under the tongue, under the jawbone, and on the sides of the face just before the ears, and any of them can be affected by different types of cancer and non-cancerous (benign) tumors.
 
About Our Salivary Glands
 
The role of the salivary glands is to produce saliva. Saliva acts as a lubricant for the mouth and throat. It contains enzymes that initiate the process of food digestion, and also contains antibodies that help fight infections of the throat and mouth. The main types of salivary glands are:
 
1. The major salivary glands
 
There are three sets on each side of the face, and include:
 
● The parotid glands – These are the largest salivary glands located just in front of the ears. About 70 percent of salivary gland tumors start here, most of which are benign (though most malignant tumors also start here).
 
● The submandibular glands – These are smaller and located below the jaw. They are responsible for secreting saliva under the tongue, and account for 10-20 percent of salivary gland tumors.
 
● The sublingual glands – These are the smallest and located below either side of the tongue, under the floor of the mouth. Tumors hardly start here.
 
2. Minor salivary glands
 
There are several hundred minor salivary glands that are too minute to be visible without a microscope. They are located inside and around the mouth (lips, tongue, cheeks, nose, sinuses, larynx) and hardly have cancers. But if they occur, they are more likely to be malignant.
 
Symptoms and Diagnosis
 
The standard symptoms of salivary gland cancer include:
 
● Numbness or paralysis of the facial muscles
● Swelling under the chin or around the jawbone
● Persistent pain in the face, neck, or chin
 
Salivary gland cancer can be detected during a normal dental checkup. During the cancer exam, your doctor will examine you and feel for lumps in your mouth, neck, and throat. In some cases, the doctor may take images of your head. If abnormal tissue is found, a small piece will be removed (biopsy) to check for cancer cells under a microscope.
 
Treatment for Salivary Gland Cancer
 
Depending on the location of the cancer and how far it has spread, your doctor may recommend surgery to cut out the affected tissue; radiation therapy to kill and shrink the cancer cells; or chemotherapy, which involves the use of strong drugs to kill cancer cells.