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ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS

Free Oral Cancer Screenings

With every dental exam we offer a free oral cancer screening. If we suspect you might have oral cancer we will do a more inept analysis.

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Regular checks for oral cancer are an important part of keeping your general oral health in good shape. If mouth cancer is found early, it can be treated more effectively and the chances of making a full recovery are higher. Here are five good reasons to get a mouth cancer checkup every year:

Early Detection and Treatment

When oral cancer is in its early stages, it often has minor signs that the patient may not notice. When dentists and other oral health care workers do regular screenings, they can find possible signs of oral cancer early, when treatment is more effective and less invasive.

Risk Assessment

If you get an annual oral cancer screening, your dentist can figure out how likely it is that you will get mouth cancer. Risk factors can include smoking and drinking, a family history of oral cancer, too much time in the sun, certain viral infections, and a tendency from genes. By finding out about these risk factors, your dentist can give you specific advice on how to lower your risk.


Painless and non-invasive

Most oral cancer tests don’t hurt and don’t hurt the person. Your dentist will carefully check your mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, throat, and the tissues around them for any abnormalities, sores, or changes that aren’t normal.


Peace of Mind

Having regular checkups gives you peace of mind. Knowing that you are taking care of your oral health and that your dentist is looking out for possible problems can make you feel better and less anxious.

Don’t forget that regular dentist checkups and good oral hygiene are important for good oral health. If you have specific worries about oral cancer or risk factors, talking to your dentist about them can help you make smart decisions about your oral health and screening plan.