April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Spread the word: Prevention is key!

Oral cancer has a nearly 90% survival rate if caught early! Traditionally, oral cancer can be difficult to beat simply because it’s not detected until it has spread to other tissue. Make sure you’ve spoken with your dentist regarding oral cancer screening, and be aware of the causes and symptoms of this disease.

Oral cancer has been linked to:
• Smoking
• Alcohol Consumption
• Excessive exposure to the sun
• The HPV Virus

Symptoms can include:
• Persistent mouth sores
• Constant sore throat
• Difficulty swallowing
• Unexplained swellings and lumps in the mouth

Your dentist will check for these symptoms during your routine cleanings. However, if you have any concerns between visits, don’t be afraid to call and ask questions! As with any type of cancer, awareness and regular testing are essential to prevention and early detection. Oral Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to schedule your check up!

For more information, visit:
Center for Disease Control

American Dental Association

The Oral Cancer Foundation

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