According to the ADA, oral cancer is diagnosed in around 34,000 Americans each year. Of those, only an average of 50% will survive for more than 5 years.
Prevention includes avoiding tobacco products and alcohol and regular visits to the dentist. During a routine cleaning, the dentist will perform an examination of the entire mouth to look for any cancerous or pre-cancerous conditions.
Early detection allows any significant spots to be tested or removed, so call us today to schedule your cleaning!