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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and it’s Our Job to Educate our Patients & Followers.

There is no time like the present to be assured that your oral health is in good standing. Oral Cancer is a very real and very scary disease that many people are not always aware of. It’s our job to educate our patients and our followers on the signs, symptoms, and ways to prevent this deadly disease. Make sure to call us today to schedule your quick & pain free oral cancer screening – 732-449-2228.


Close to 49,750 Americans will be diagnosed with oral oropharyngeal cancer this year. It will cause over 9,750 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day.

One of the scariest parts of this cancer, is that in its early stages, it can go easily unnoticed. It can be painless, and little in the way of physical changes may be obvious. The good news is however, that during your routine dental check up we can, in many cases, see or feel the precursor tissue changes, or the actual cancer while it is still very small, or in its earliest stages.

Early Oral Cancer may appear as a white or red patch of tissue in the mouth, or a small indurated ulcer which looks like a common canker sore. Because there are so many benign tissue changes that occur normally in your mouth, and some things as simple as a bite on the inside of your cheek may mimic the look of a dangerous tissue change, it’s hard to know when to get it checked out. Our rule of thumb is that any sore or discolored area of your mouth that does not heal within 14 days, should be looked at by your dentist.  Other symptoms include; a lump or mass which can be felt inside the mouth or neck, pain or difficulty in swallowing, speaking, or chewing, any wart like masses, hoarseness which lasts for a long time, or any numbness in the oral/facial region. Unilateral persistent ear ache can also be a warning sign.

If you have any of these signs or symptoms please don’t hesitate to call us to make an appointment.

732-449-2228.

 

Source: www.oralcancerfoundation.org

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Health Talk With Dr. Odom

Campi Cares is proud to be hosting a health talk next Monday evening March 19th at 6:30 pm at the Atlantic Club with Dr. Douglas Odom, a retired OBGYN. He is here from Mississippi to speak on the benefits of whole food nutrition and how it relates to our overall health and wellness. Please join us for this informative health talk!!


Dental Health Starts as a Child

Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in their lifelong health.

Campi Cares is the philanthropic effort of All in the Family Dental Care located in Wall, NJ led by Karen & Cheryl Campi. Created to get involved in the community they schedule numerous forums to speak about overall health and wellness, nutrition and education throughout the year. The month of February is Children’s Dental Health Awareness Month so they would like to raise awareness about the importance of oral health starting at a young age.

Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral health is something to be valued. Anything that makes taking care of teeth fun, like brushing along with your child or letting them choose their own toothbrush, encourages proper oral care.

 

 
The best time for a child’s first visit to the dentist is between ages 2 and 3, some care you should take for toddlers is:
  • At about age two, it’s okay to start using fluoride toothpaste—but make sure there’s no swallowing.
  • Want to teach the proper length of time for brushing? Try singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or another upbeat favorite for two minutes.
  • Usually by ages three or four, all 20 primary or “baby” teeth have appeared. Permanent, or “adult,” teeth appear by age six and may continue to emerge into the teen years.
  • If you have a toddler who is afraid of the dentist, you might make your little one more comfortable by letting him or her sit in your lap during the exam.
For a step by step guide on dental health from All in the Family Dental Care click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guSzANvfS_I
 
Please feel free to contact us at (732) 449-2228 if you ever have any questions regarding your family’s oral health.

Candy Buy Back at All in the Family Dental Care

If your little superheros and princesses come back with a pillowcase full of candy on Halloween, share with them how they can help our troops overseas by bringing it to All in the Family Dental Care in Wall, NJ and make some money too! Since its inception in 2005, All n the Family Dental Care has collected more than 2800 pounds through the CandyBuy Back Program. (Lets keep it local to us)

On November 1st and 2nd from 3pm-6pm All in the Family Dental Care will pay $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds. You have the option to collect the money or donate it to the Brennan Stands Alone Foundation. The Brennan Stands Alone Foundation assists members of the U.S. Armed Forces injured in the line of duty and their families.

Erin Campi, RDH is the fourth generation practitioner at All in the Family Dental Care. she grew up seeing how ‘Campi Cares’ supports their community. “I love how our office is active in the community between collecting school supplies, food and toy drives, candy buy back program, educational forums to supporting numerous local charities it makes me proud of my family and where I work.”

“Our goal is to create a friendly and comfortable environment that supports the unique needs of our community. We hope that this provides our community the opportunity to give something back to the troops defending our nation — who could sure use a treat or two”, said Dr. Joseph Campi.

If you’re like most parents you’ll want to donate that cavity causing candy and show your kids how they can help our troops!

Campi Cares philanthropic efforts focus on overall health and wellness, nutrition and education in our community.
For more information visit: https://www.campidental.com/our-team/community-involvement/


Fight Cancer with your Fork

All in the Family Dental Care hosts our 2nd Annual Free Wellness Lecture, presented by Susan Silberstein, PhD.

Fight Cancer with your Fork presented by Susan Silberstein, PhD will focus on the latest research available on diet and cancer prevention, what science says about diet and cancer survival, over a dozen advantages of using nutrition in a treatment program, how to create an inner environment unfriendly to cancer and more. “All in the Family Dental Care is honored to host Silberstein and support Mary’s Place by the Sea. This annual event continues the passion for overall health and wellness and keeping in line with our philosophy of giving back to our community.” says Dr. Joseph Campi.

Co-Founder of Mary’s Place by the Sea, Maria McKeon was certified by Silberstein in her Holistic Cancer Coach Certification Program. “We offer nutritional education as one of the complimentary services to our guests so after they leave Mary’s Place they will know how to continue fighting cancer with their fork.” says McKeon. “After completing my education, I have been able to provide our guests with crucial information regarding the advantages of nutrition, foods to include and foods to avoid while guiding guests in making dietary changes to support your body to heal. Immmune boosting foods are essential.”

“All in the Family Dental Care is passionate about nutrition as it relates to your general health and well-being. Your oral health is essential to your overall health as well. Everything is connected, and it starts with proper nutrition, good clean eating, and regular exercise,” said Dr. Jack Campi. “We are excited to partner with Mary’s Place by the Sea. We believe in their mission and have been supporters of their mission for years.”

Recently opened Your Fresh Kitchen of Sea Girt will be providing samples of nutrient dense farm-to-table food to attendees. Founder Mike Nitto of Manasquan states, “As a business we provide food with integrity. Chef Chris Burgess prepares all of our food sous vide style to maintain the ingredients natural flavors while maximizing the nutrients.”

Over $1,500 Wellness prizes will be raffled off courtesy of the Atlantic Club.

The event will be held at The Atlantic Club, 1904 Atlantic Avenue, Manasquan on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30PM and Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00am.


All in the Family Gives Back for Back to School

A large donation of backpacks and school supplies was made to local schools before school started last week to get local children starting the year off right. Numerous people in the Monmouth County area went to All in the Family Dental in Wall, The Atlantic Club in Manasquan and Campi & Morrison Orthodontics in Red Bank dropping off supplies for those children on the economically disadvantaged list in our area. “This is a great start to a school year but I would like to remind residents that these local families could use our help throughout the year,” said Cheryl Campi, co-founder of Campi Cares. “The schools asked that we collect gift cards to help them with groceries and especially to help support them around the Holiday season. I know so many people want to donate directly to their neighbors so I would like everyone to be aware that there’s always options to help out those near!”

Karen Campi & Cheryl Campi Help to Deliver Backpacks and School Supplies

Erin Campi, RDH is the fourth generation at All in the Family Dental Care, a family practice that was opened by her Great Grandfather in 1933 in Asbury Park, NJ. “Our family has been a part of giving back to the Jersey Shore community since 1933 when my Great Grandfather opened All in the Family in Asbury Park. Being able to support the community throughout the year through donations like school supplies, collecting for hurricane victims, going into the schools and doing educational forums, is part of his legacy.” Dr. John G. Campi was a co-founder and past president of the Asbury Park Boys Club, co-founder of the Asbury Park Medical Arts Building, past president of the Monmouth County Dental Society and numerous other organizations. “I count it a special privilege to serve our community in this role” said Erin. “I look forward to establishing lasting relationships with all our patients and hear stories of my great grandfather while supporting our community through drives like these.”

If you want to donate directly to the schools the Principal from Red Bank Primary School, Luigi Laugelli, said,”Something we are always looking for is gently used (it does not have to be brand new) clothing – specifically, khaki pants/shorts/skirts for children in Pre-K through Grade 3 and polo shirts in red, black or white. We have a dress code and these items are often sought out by families.We are grateful for any and all donations and would make sure that whatever we get finds the right home. If you are thinking basic school supplies, glue sticks, pencils, child size scissors and crayons are plenty for our ages.” All in the Family Dental in Wall NJ will also be collecting gift cards throughout the year and distributing them to the schools they are working with. Campi says, “Come by to drop off your donation, see our office and say hi to us!”


Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 49,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. With advances in modern screening technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in being able to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.

An oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that allows us to view potential problems that can’t always be detected by the human eye under normal conditions.

“Numerous people die each year from oral cancer despite not being exposed to the obvious risk factors: smoking, chewing tobacco, and excessive alcohol intake. The prevalence of the HPV virus makes everyone susceptible. Screening with tools such as Velscope are the most effective diagnostic modalities available today. They make early detection possible. When we can treat the problems small, the treatments are easier and more effective” said, John G. Campi III, DMD.

Early detection can save lives, so all month long All in the Family Dental Care will be helping raise awareness by doing oral cancer screenings at their office and donating $10 per screening to Mary’s Place by the Sea. An appointment is required and can be easily made by calling the office at (732) 449-2228.

Symptoms include persistent red ulcers, sudden tooth mobility without apparent cause, unusual oral bleeding and prolonged hoarseness. Risk factors and certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a heavy drinker, smoker, have a history of cancer, or have HPV, please get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

The Doctors at All in the Family Dental are trained to screen for common oral cancer symptoms and can answer any of your questions on April 12th at 10am when they go live on Facebook with Mary’s Place by the Sea co-founder, Michele Gannon. They will also be holding an event on April 26th with Mary’s Place by the Sea where you can receive more information on all types of cancers and how you can take part in your healing when diagnosed.

Receive an Oral Cancer Screening 
Come speak to Co-Founder Maria McKeon of Mary’s Place by the Sea
talk about ways they are helping women with cancer. 
Enter to win a $300 teeth whitening package donated from All in the Family Dental. 
Register for the 6th Annual Mary’s Place by the Sea Walk-a-thon. 
Taste healthy and nutritious food from Your Fresh Kitchen. 
Receive a complimentary massage from the Mary’s Place therapists from 5pm-7pm.
Register for the US Open Bus Trip that is benefiting Mary’s Place on August 30th