It’s important to visit your local dentist regularly, at least every six months. In addition to deep cleaning services during your regular checkup, we provide oral cancer screenings for all of our patients in the Holly Ridge, Sneads Ferry and Surf City, NC areas. Your oral cancer exam will not take long and is not painful. We simply look and feel for any lumps or irregularities in your mouth, neck, head and face. We can test any irregularities and help you to gain a reliable diagnosis.
Catching oral cancer early can make a big difference in treatment. Ask Dr. White about oral cancer screenings during your next visit.
ORAL CANCER RISK FACTORS
Oral cancer can include cancer of the mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks sinuses and other areas. All individuals are susceptible to oral cancer, which is why it is important to visit us for regular checkups. That said, there are certain individuals and conditions that can lead to a higher chance of developing oral cancer. The following factors could increase risk:
Even if none of these factors apply to you, it’s important to understand that you could still be at risk. In fact, over 25 percent of all oral cancers occur in people who do not fall into these categories.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
Your oral cancer screening is a complimentary part of your regular dental checkup with us at White Dental. If you are in the Holly Ridge, Sneads Ferry or Surf City areas, make a dental appointment with us today!