Identifying Oral Cancer

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Did you know that you should schedule appointments with our dentist once every six months? However, do you know why setting up these visits is important? In reality, visiting our team will give us an opportunity to clean your pearly whites efficiently and to inspect your teeth for signs of potential trouble. For instance, had you heard that our team may be able to identify signs of oral cancer in its early stages?

Like most cancers, treating oral cancer is more likely to be effective if the problem is identified early. This is one reason we suggest setting up regular appointments with us. We also recommend giving us a call if you spot signs of oral cancer, which might include a sore that doesn’t fade, swelling, difficulty moving your jaw, and bleeding you can’t explain.

Fortunately, there are actually a few things that might help you avoid oral cancer. For instance, would you be surprised to hear that smoking will make you more likely to have oral cancer? Similarly, did you know that alcohol may also leave you more vulnerable to this issue? Following a healthy diet will also help leave you less susceptible to oral cancer.

If you’re interested in learning more about the care you can receive from our team? Do you have more questions about dealing with oral cancer in Davison, Michigan? If so, we invite you to give The Art of Dentistry a call at 810.653.3503. Our dentist, Dr. Ronald A. Williams, and our team will gladly examine your pearly whites and answer any of your questions. We’re eager to hear from you.