Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects nearly 35,000 Americans every year. The keys to surviving oral cancer are early detection and early treatment. This starts with a regular oral cancer screening – at least once every six months. An oral cancer screening takes just minutes, is pain-free, and can be performed during regular dental exams. If you are male, a regular screening is especially critical: oral cancer is more than twice as common in men as it is in women. Other people at high risk of oral cancer include those over the age of 60, tobacco smokers, and heavy drinkers.