What You Should Know About Oral Cancer Before Your Next Dentist Checkup

You know that it is important to see your dentist to prevent gum diseases such as gingivitis and to get cavities promptly diagnosed and treated, but did you also know that your doctor could be instrumental in
diagnosing oral cancer?

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, dentists can help detect oral cancer by feeling for bumps and examining the tissues in the mouth.

Approximately 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States and approximately 8,000 people a year die from this disease. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and, in recognition, we ask you to talk to your dentist about oral cancer screening and protecting your own