When most women think of HPV, their mind automatically correlates it to cervical, not oral cancer. But what most women don’t realize is that oral sex is still sex and a STD like HPV doesn’t care where it finds a home, and can wreck havoc on woman’s oral health care.
I always knew that women could potentially get an STD in their throat, but I had never heard of anyone actually experiencing it until I saw footage from the Emmy nominated show “The Doctors,” with guest Dr. Bill Dorfman. I was hunting around for tooth whitening procedures and came across the Celebrity Dentist’s website and started doing my research. Going through his entire website I found clips of the show and since I had never seen it before I decided to see what Dr. Bill was all about.
Turns out he’s one smart man. The purpose of this blog came about after I finished watching the second clip and heard the story of a woman who was in a monogamous marriage, had a swollen tonsil and it ended up being cancer caused by HPV found in the tonsil. All this from oral sex and according to Dr. Dorfman a dentists can screen you for oral cancer! I never knew this. Dr. Dorfman demonstrated the screening on one of the show’s host and it was quick, easy and simple.
Dr. Dorfman flat out said it’s the dentist responsibility to screen for oral cancer. He said that “there is 3 times as much oral cancer as there is cervical cancer.” Not to play down the severity of cervical cancer, but I think people, doctors and dentist need to shed light on this growing health risk.
I urge you to visit Dr. Dorfman’s website, http://billdorfman.com, and see what “America’s Dentist” is all about. He’s perfected the smile of stars such as Usher, Nia Long, Jessica Simpson, Julie Benz ("Dexter"), Niecy Nash, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Ozzy, Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, and the cast of "Desperate Housewives." He’s not only worldwide known and a highly respected cosmetic dentist he is also a New York Times Bestselling Author, for his book Billion Dollar Smile.
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