Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We put special emphasis on oral cancer screening. We believe a few minutes spend on screening can save our patients from undetected problems. Like many kinds of cancer, oral cancer can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
We have the skills and tools to ensure that early signs and symptoms of oral cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are identified. While these symptoms may be caused by other, less serious problems, it is very important to visit our office to rule out the possibility of oral cancer.
Our team is trained in a simple, quick screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole, and not just your teeth, to detect cancerous conditions. Besides a visual examination of your mouth, we will also feel the tissue of your mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities.During your visit you will experience what we call a “ Complete and Through exam” . You will see why we are different from other dental offices because we are not only concerned about your teeth but your overall well being too.
Aside from receiving an oral cancer screening during your checkup at our office, there are many things you can do to help Prevent Oral Cancer.
- The best way to prevent oral cancer is to avoid all tobacco products and only drink alcohol in moderation.
- Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
- Limit your exposure to the sun and always wear UV-A/B-blocking, sun-protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips.
- During your next dental appointment, ask your dentist to perform an oral exam. Early detection of oral cancer can improve the chance of successful treatment.