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The Importance of Routine Oral Cancer Screenings

Going to the dentist for your routine visits is imperative if you want to ensure the health of your mouth and body for years to come. Cleaning your teeth is not the only thing that your dentist will do. They will also evaluate your mouth and neck and look for any changes, even subtle ones, that might be troublesome. Oral cancer screenings are a part of that process.

Oral Cancer often goes unnoticed in the early stages, unless it is found by a licensed dental practitioner. If Oral Cancer goes undetected, the death rate for those who have it is just under 50%. If detected early, the chances of survival are 80% or higher. Tobacco use and recurrent viral infections may increase the risk of oral cancer.

For more information about Oral Cancer, including; symptoms and what it may look like, please visit our Oral Cancer Screenings page.

Magi Crofcheck DDS Dr. Magi Crofcheck completed her specialty training in Periodontics and Oral Implantology at the University of Texas Dental Branch. She is certified to provide oral and intravenous sedation to her patients and is also certified to provide continuing education credits to other dental professionals. Dr. Crofcheck performs esthetic techniques including hard and soft tissue grafting, hard and soft tissue augmentation, and implants. She believes in giving back to the community by volunteering her time to provide services to those less fortunate through events such as Dentistry for the Heart and has even traveled as a missionary to foreign countries. Dr. Crofcheck is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Southwest Society of Periodontists (SWSP) and the American Dental Association (ADA). She is also a Program Provider for Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE).

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