Oral cancer screening refers to thoroughly screening your mouth to find any signs of mouth cancer at an early stage. This helps the affected individual get treatment earlier so that the disease does not become complicated or deadly. Ask your dentist, Dr. Rodriguez, for an oral cancer screening session when you visit Delight Dental Smiles to get your regular oral checkup.
Going for early detection of cancer improves your chances of successful treatment. Its therefore recommended that one should choose cancer screening regularly. Adults in their 20s and 30s should opt for screening once every three years, while those above 40 should have an annual screening. Also, people exposed to risk factors like tobacco and alcohol users and people with a history of oral cancer should request annual oral cancer screening. However, doctors recommend that adults conduct a monthly self-exam and report any changes like white patches, lumps, or sores to a dentist.