• Oral Cancer Awareness Month in Port Lavaca

  • oral cancer screening Port Lavaca

    All over the country the dental industry’s big topic this month has been oral cancer.  Oral Cancer Awareness Month is every April, and a chance for professionals like our Port Lavaca dentist to educate you on the risks and signs of oral cancer.  So, with a few days left in the month, let’s learn a bit more about how important it can be to get screened for oral cancer.  As the dentist Port Lavaca families trust for their preventative dentistry measures, we understand how important it is to include an oral cancer screening procedure in every one of our dental exams.

    Routine Dental Appointments

    Aside from brushing and flossing, we often stress the importance of visiting our office every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.  The purpose of these exams is to give your smile a deep cleaning so that tartar and plaque don’t damage your teeth and gums.  The other purpose, is to provide a routine exam to check for any changes in your oral health.  Our oral cancer screening service takes only minutes and is performed every time you visit our Port Lavaca dentist office.    We check your mouth, throat, tongue, and neck for abnormalities and changes since your last appointment.

    Why do I need an oral cancer screening?

    The only way to prevent cancer of any kind from spreading is through early detection.  By allowing our professionals to monitor your oral health, we can pick up on things your untrained eyes don’t see.  Additionally, with our tools and experience, we often notice an issue before you do.  If you wait too long to see us, and oral cancer becomes an issue, reversing or eliminating the cancer before it spreads is a tough battle.  When we can detect a problem early, we can quickly develop an oral treatment plan that gets your health back on track.

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    The difficult part about oral cancer, as well as other oral health problems, is that by the time you notice a problem, it has already advanced.  For instance, a toothache can be a cavity that first started as tooth decay that you would have a hard time noticing until the decay ate through the enamel and got into the nerve endings where you finally feel pain.  Like this, oral cancer can be around for a while before you actually notice it.  On the other hand, if you attend your routine dental exam on a regular basis, we can catch the problem and deal with it swiftly.

    Give our office a call if you would like to learn more about oral cancer screening and your health.  You can find our information on Facebook or reach out to our team to schedule your appointment.  Let Oral Cancer Awareness Month serve as a reminder to you to maintain your oral health so you can protect your smile and your overall health.