Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we want to remind everyone that now is the time to visit your Dentist for your regular exam. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, Approximately 48,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year. 132 new people in the US EVERY DAY will be newly diagnosed with an oral cancer, and that one person EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY, 24/7/365 will die from it.
An oral cancer screening is an essential part of every dental exam, and should be done at least annually according to the Oral Cancer Foundation.
Oral Cancer exams are:
When identifying potential warning signs of oral cancer, dentists are often the first ones that will notice any problems. Generally oral screenings are perform during your routine six month dental check-up. Remember, Oral Cancer one of the fastest growing types of cancer.
Call us today at Brogdon Dental to schedule your exam with Dr. Brogdon. Don’t be one of the 48,000+ who didn’t take it seriously. Your life could depend on it.