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Have You Had an Oral Cancer Screening This Year?

November 10, 2014

122573542This year, over 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Traditionally, the death rate associated with oral cancer is much higher than other cancers not because it’s harder to diagnose, but because oral cancer is typically discovered far later in its development. Since oral cancer symptoms can be easily mistaken for less serious maladies, they are often ignored. Although oral cancer screenings are a routine part of a dental examination, the failure of many people to visit the dentist regularly has contributed to the fatality rate. It’s quite clear that visiting the dentist on a regular basis could literally save your life.  Make an appointment with the experienced dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. They want to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding areas.

Oral Cancer Warning Signs

  • Painless in or around the mouth or throat
  • Sore on the lip lasting longer than a few weeks
  • Painless white or red patch
  • Pain, bleeding or numbness inside the mouth
  • Persistent sore throat
  • Pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Jaw swelling
  • Hoarseness or voice changes
  • Each aches

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

  • Tobacco Use
  • Alcohol Use
  • Sun Exposure
  • HPV Infection
  • Risk increases with age
  • Twice as common in men than women

Oral Cancer Screening in Massapequa Park, NY

The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, thyroid and skin cancer. Remember that good dental care is an essential component to your overall good health. Don’t let oral cancer steal your good health. Make appointment with the highly qualified dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby communities.

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