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Oral Cancer Screening

During the cleaning and exam, the head, neck, lips, tongue, gums, and cheeks are inspected for signs of oral cancer. Oral cancer represents about 4% of all cancers and 2.2% of all cancer deaths in the United States.

What are some risk factors for oral cancer?

Typically starting as a small sore that doesn’t seem to heal, oral cancer has an excellent prognosis if caught in it’s early stages.

What are some signs of oral cancer?

What can I do to prevent oral cancer?

For those that have full mouth dentures, it is still important to have your mouth checked by a dentist.  It is recommended to have an oral cancer screening done at least once a year.  Tobacco users are fifteen times more likely to develop oral cancer than non-tobacco users.

The Tobacco Connection

Healthy Mouth Oral Cancer Info

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