An average of one person every hour of every day dies from oral cancer in America. When detected early enough, the survival rate for oral cancer is very high. Although smoking is still a leading factor, many other criteria such as age, family history, ethnicity and alcoholic consumption also play a role.
A comprehensive oral cancer screening is provided for all patients at every hygiene visit at our office. Our dentists take special care to examine the lips, tongue, cheeks, palate, throat and gum tissue in addition to examining the teeth!