A free second opinion that can save your life!
When you visit our office, you’ll receive more than a great teeth cleaning and dental exam. Our dentist will also provide you with a thorough oral cancer screening to help ensure that not just your teeth and gums stay healthy, but your entire body. While oral cancer is very treatable if caught early, it can spread to other parts of the body if not diagnosed and addressed. With a regular annual or biannual appointment to your dentist, you can significantly reduce your chance of developing serious late-stage oral cancer. People who smoke cigarettes or cigars have a significantly higher chance of developing oral cancer. The risk increases even more if you also regularly drink alcohol. Other risk factors for oral cancer can include using mouthwashes that are alcohol-based, excessive exposure to UV radiation from the sun, viruses, and fungi. Having a diet deficient in fruits and vegetables can also increase your chance of developing oral cancer.