Visiting your dentist twice a year isn’t only important for your teeth and gums; it’s also essential for your overall wellbeing. One of the most important services your dentist provides at your dental checkup is an oral cancer screening. Oral cancer is on the rise, but if caught early, it can be treated successfully. An […]
Category Archives : Oral Cancer
Do I Need to Schedule an Oral Cancer Screening?
We don’t always think about the mouth when we talk about cancer risks – but oral cancer is much more common than you might think. In fact, it accounts for roughly three percent of all cancers that are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. That amounts to about 35,000 new cases each year. Oral cancer […]
4 Facts You Should Know about Oral Cancer
We believe it is so important to spread the word about detection and prevention of oral cancer—especially because early detection is so critical to successfully treating this disease. Therefore, in honor of April being Oral Cancer Awareness month, we’ve compiled these four important facts that everyone should know about this disease. 1. Oral cancer can […]
Oral Cancer: What is it, and how can I prevent it? (with VELscope Vx)
Any “cancer” is an abnormal and uncontrollable spread of cells that cause damage to the body; oral cancer, or cancer of the mouth, usually shows itself as a large sore or mass of tissue in the mouth or throat. Like many cancers, oral cancer can be life threatening, especially if it’s not diagnosed in its […]