You know how important it is to have all your yearly cancer screenings – but how often do you schedule a cancer screening with your dentist? While oral cancer may not be the most talked about cancer today, it is one of the fastest growing, with a surprisingly high death rate. Over 450,000 new cases of oral cancer are found worldwide each year. Unfortunately, oral cancer may be present and flourishing without pain or symptoms that are noticeable to patients. The signs can be so subtle that only a professional can detect them until the cancer had dangerously progressed.
Fortunately, when found early, oral cancer is very treatable. It’s why we combine a thorough oral cancer screening with every comprehensive oral exam and why we also scan for mouth cancer during your regular hygiene visits. We know your mouth better than anyone – even better than you do yourself – and know exactly which rough patches and irregularities, tiny bumps and discolorations, to look for. If it has been a while since your last check-up or you can’t remember when you had your last oral cancer screening, please give us a call today. It could save your life!