Why You Need An Oral Cancer Screening

Did you know in the United States someone dies of oral cancer every hour of every day? Did you also know the fastest growing segment of patients with oral cancer are between the ages of 25-50 and mostly non-smokers?

Many people believe that oral cancer only affects smokers or the elderly. However, that isn’t the case. Here are a few reasons why you need an oral cancer screening:

  • If your doctor suggests an oral cancer screening, it doesn’t necessarily mean they think you have it. By screening, your doctor is taking a precaution before symptoms arrive.
  • If you have the screening done once a year and you do in fact have oral cancer, it’s likely it’s in the early stages and can be treated immediately.
  • If oral cancer is caught early enough, it can be successfully treated.
  • Heavy smokers and drinkers are at a higher risk for oral cancer but that’s not to say non-smokers and non-drinkers aren’t. This is why everyone should be screened during routine visits to the dentist.

Here at integratedDENTAL, all of our patients no matter what your age is, or if you’re a smoker or non-smoker, receive a speedy oral cancer screening to ensure your mouth is healthy and cancer free. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (516) 677-9010 or visit www.integrateddental.com for more information.

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