Signs of oral cancer: when should I get screened?

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Signs of oral cancer: when should I get screened?

teeth health smile dentistAlthough oral cancer is not as common as some other cancers, it should still be screened for regularly, as the earlier it is diagnosed, the better the outcome.

Key takeaways:

– Your dentist should check for any unusual signs at your regular teeth checkups

– You should tell your dentist about any unusual symptoms such as sores within the mouth that haven’t healed or a lingering sore throat, vague but persistent pain, or numbness

– Tobacco use increases the risk of developing oral cancer

“Catching oral cancer early can improve your chances of a successful treatment!”

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