There is one step in your dental exam that can be a lifesaver–oral cancer screening. One American dies from oral cancer every hour. Virtually everyone is at risk. In fact, twenty-five percent of cases of oral cancer occur in people who don’t smoke & have no other lifestyle risk factors.
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it’s caught early. That’s why we perform an annual oral cancer exam in combination with your conventional dental exam. At the office of Dr. Smith, we can help in identifying pre-cancerous & cancerous abnormalities of the mouth.
Are you at risk for oral cancer?
Patients 40 & older with lifestyle risk factors (tobacco & /or alcohol use, exposure to human papillomavirus [HPV]).
Patients 40 & older without lifestyle risk factors.
Patients 18-39 without lifestyle risk factors.
An annual oral cancer exam is quick & painless. A few minutes once a year can go a long way towards helping ensure a long & healthy. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about oral cancer screenings or to schedule an oral health consultation with Dr. Smith.