Oral Cancer Awareness

During April, we continue our focus on Oral Cancer Awareness. The lifestyle habits that increase the chances of developing Oral Cancer include the use of smokeless or chewing tobacco, smoking, and also exposure to the sun. It is a myth to consider chewing tobacco a ‘safer’ form of tobacco use as compared to smoking. The chemicals in the juice of... read more »

April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

Oral Cancer occurs most commonly on the “floor” of the mouth (under the tongue), along the inside of the cheeks or lips, along the gum line, or the palate or “roof” of the mouth. Though oral cancer is not as common as other forms of cancer, approximately 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Since oral cancer can... read more »

The Visible Cancer

Oral cancer is not hidden within the body in some hard to find location requiring an invasive examination, the majority of the time it is literally in plain view, right under your nose, and can be seen with the naked eye or felt with the fingers. In most cases, early, highly survivable stages are easily detected in a 3 to... read more »

Early Detection Is Key With Oral Cancer

Early detection is extremely important with any cancer diagnosis, and this is true for oral cancer. Oral cancer certainly can be life-threatening, but the earlier it is diagnosed, the chances for a patient’s survival increases. Currently, only around 60% of oral cancer patients will survive past the first five years after diagnosis, but 80-90% of oral cancer patients who are diagnosed... read more »

Oral Cancer Awareness

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and our team is participating in spreading the word about the importance of regular dental check-ups, as they often serve as early screenings for oral cancer. During your regular check-up and cleaning, our trained and experienced team will look for areas that may be in the early signs of oral cancer.  Though oral cancer... read more »