How Regular Oral Cancer Checks Can Save Your Smile & Life
Did you know that during your bi-annual checkups and cleanings at our office, our dental experts are also taking the time to assess your mouth for oral cancer symptoms? This is because oral cancer screenings are an important part of maintaining your oral and overall health.
There are many benefits to undergoing regular oral cancer screenings. Along with the fact that these assessments are quick and painless, early detection of cancerous or precancerous cells vastly improves the likelihood that cancer will be treatable and that a patient’s survival rate will be high.
What happens during an oral cancer screening?
First, our dental experts will visually and physically examine your mouth, neck, and head for any signs of cancer. We will also feel for any lumps or irregularities, and should we find anything that concerns us, we may recommend that you speak to your general practitioner about a specialist referral.
What lifestyle habits increased the risk for oral cancer?
Risk factors that increase your chances of developing oral cancer include smoking, excessive alcohol use, and a history of cancer in your family. However, it is important to remember that anyone can develop oral cancer, making regular screenings vital – even if you don't think you're at risk.
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of maintaining your dental health and overall well-being. If you’ve developed any growths in or around your mouth and would like to have them assessed, please call our office today!
Contact Us Today About Oral Cancer Checks
- Undergo regular screenings to catch oral cancer before symptoms develop
- Learn which risk factors & symptoms are associated with oral cancer
- Have any oral growths tested right away
- Significantly improve your survival rate with quick action if oral cancer is found
- Prioritize your oral & overall health!