At Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK, we provide screenings for oral cancer to keep you in the know.
Oral cancer refers to cancers in the tongue, mouth, lips, jaw, and throat. It’s about as serious and oral condition as you can have. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 39,000 people will be diagnosed with it this year.
Consider this sobering news from the Oral Cancer Foundation:
“The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cancers which we hear about routinely such as cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, and endocrine system cancers such as thyroid, or skin cancer (malignant melanoma).”
The main risk factor for oral cancer is tobacco use. This includes all forms, not just cigarettes. Those who consume excessive amounts of alcohol are also at higher-than-average risk, as are those with HPV.
Early detection can make a difference in treatment outcomes. At Flawless Smile Dentistry in Broken Arrow and Claremore OK we understand how important oral cancer screenings can be. Patients from Foyil, Chouteau, Coweta, Owasso, and Tulsa come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!
Contact Flawless Smile Dentistry:
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2319 North 9th Street
Broken Arrow,OK 74012