Cancer Screening

The benefit of coming into our office and receiving a full, comprehensive exam is that we will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red and/or white patches, and recurring sore areas of your mouth and gums.

This kind of early screening is highly beneficial because we can detect cancer at early stages, when it can still be treated.

Some of the primary reasons and risk oriented habits that can cause cancer include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more). The combination of the aforementioned habits is estimated to be the trigger of 75% of the diagnosed oral cancers in this country. Of course there are other lifestyle and environmental conditions that can increase and contribute to your risk of developing oral cancer.

We advise all of our patients to schedule and attend regular dental appointments so that we can detect oral cancer in its earliest stages.