Oral Cancer Screening: The Facts

teeth health smile dentistAdults over the age of eighteen should receive annual oral cancer screening, as part of their routine dental appointments. As well as examining your teeth, the dentist will also look for any issues with the tongue, lips, gums or throat.

– Symptoms can include: soreness, numbness, an ongoing sore throat, white/red spots or patches and sores which fil to heal.

– Smokers or tobacco uses may need earlier or more frequent screening.

– Speak to your dentist if you have any concerns about oral health.

Catching oral cancer early can improve your chances of successful treatment!

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