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Dentists in Massapequa Explain Oral Cancer Screenings

November 6, 2016

Regular oral cancer screenings catch problems early. Learn the whys and hows of this easy treatment from dentists in Massapequa, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman.The National Cancer Institute advises regular oral cancer screenings. Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman, dentists at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa, wholeheartedly agree. Why is this simple and painless evaluation important? The facts are these: oral cancer can be deadly, but caught early, it is treatable for 80 to 90 percent of those diagnosed. Your dentist plays a significant role in keeping your mouth healthy and in spotting serious problems before they threaten your well-being. (more…)

Oral Cancer Screening from your Massapequa Park, NY, Dentist

October 29, 2015

oral cancer screening

The holidays are just around the corner. Why not give yourself and your loved ones the most precious gift of all? The gift of good health. At South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY, an oral cancer screening is a routine part of your biannual dental checkup. With this regularity, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are better able to catch a symptom of this cancer early when it is still very treatable.

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.