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.

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