Oral Cancer Screenings

Prevention Saves Lives

Dental issues go beyond just the occasional chipped tooth or cavity. Sometimes, they can be life threatening, which makes regular visits to the dentist even more imperative. At your six-month cleaning, your dentist will check for signs of oral cancer to catch issues before they worsen.

Preventive dentistry is vital in catching oral cancer before it has a chance to spread

In 2024, 58,450 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer, and 12,230 will die from it, according to the American Cancer Society. Most of these cancers occur on the tongue, the tonsils and oropharynx, the gums or floor of the mouth, the lips, and even the minor salivary glands.

Mouth cancer is one of many types of cancers under the umbrella of head and neck cancers, which are all often treated similarly.