Some dental practices are already screening for oral cancer at routine check-ups; this might become more widespread in the future.
What you need to know:
– Oral cancer includes cancers of the tongue, cheek, lips and throat is life-threatening if not caught early enough.
– Signs of oral cancer include a chronic sore throat, persistent sores or lesions, difficulty chewing and unexplained bleeding or tenderness around the teeth.
– During the screening your dentist will ask about risk factors much as smoking and check inside and outside your mouth.
“Scheduling dentist appointments every six months is a good routine to follow.”
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