April is the beginning of oral cancer awareness month. The earlier oral cancer is dedicated, the more likely patients will be able to receive the treatment they need to overcome oral cancer. At Smile Viera, we strive to educate patients on the importance of preventive dental care. Preventive dental care allows your dentist to spot complex dental problems and provide the right treatment to prevent further damage to your oral health.
We offer oral cancer screening at every preventive care exam. Your Viera dentist will thoroughly examine the mouth, lips, tonsils, soft tissue, oral cavity, throat, and tongue for any abnormalities. Abosnormatiles may resemble sore or lesions, swelling, bleeding, masses, lumps, or red or white spots. As trained dental professionals, our team at Smile Viera are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health. If you have not visited the dentist for a preventive care visit in the past six months, consider visiting Smile Viera in Viera, FL. If you need to schedule an appointment, call (321) 614-3833 or schedule an appointment online.
Why You Should Get Screened For Oral Cancer
When oral cancer is caught early, patients are exposed to more treatments that may eliminate oral cancer. Visiting the dentist regularly allows your our team to carefully examine your mouth and throat for any signs of oral cancer.
- Patients who are deemed ‘low risk’ for oral cancer are being diagnosed more frequently. Studies indicate that factors like HPV exposure, smoking, heavy alcohol drinkers, and family history of cancer are contributing to younger patients being diagnosed with oral cancer.
- Oral cancer screening is quick and painless. A thorough oral cancer screening takes about five minutes during your preventive care exam. Your Viera dentist carefully examines the mouth and throat for any indication fo oral cancer.
- Oral cancer screening may be life-saving. Receiving routine screenings increase your chance of early detection which may improve your chance of receiving life-saving treatment.
If you notice any changes in your oral health, contact our team at Smile Viera in Viera, FL. We will work with you to identify any serious oral health concern