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The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings
Posted on 10/10/2019 by Alyssa O'Steen
One of the most commonly used sayings in the healthcare industry is 'Prevention is better than cure'. It is better to prevent against a certain disease than to actually treat it. It is also less costly to manage an infection at the very initial stages that to try and reverse severe complications that have grown over time. The best way to stay safe is to ensure that you schedule and attend regular screenings including those of oral cancer. This will keep you smiling and at your best oral health. Are All Signs Always Visible and Painful?Not all signs of mouth infections are visible to the naked eye. Some of them can also be painless and hard to detect if not careful. One of those diseases include the early stages of gum disease. When plaque causes inflammation and bleeding of gums, it's not normally accompanied by pain. This could go on for a while and cause the separation of gums from the teeth and offset cancer. Bacteria action on free sugars in your mouth means that acid is produced. The acids erode the tooth enamel and expose your inner teeth. These acids can also introduce cancer. How Can I Safeguard Myself from Oral Cancer?As like with most tooth related illnesses, the first recommendation is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. This reduces the formation of the destructive plaque around your teeth. However, this alone is not sufficient. You need to consume less sugars and avoid dangerous habits such as alcohol consumption. Smoking is also a huge threat that can bring about mouth sores that are cancerous. On top of maintaining proper self-care, it is advisable to pay us a visit at our clinic and get screened for oral cancer. Remember, prevention is better than cure....
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All Posts:

The Importance of Regular Oral Cancer Screenings
10/10/2019
Ways of Detecting Implant Rejection
9/20/2019
Warning Signs of a Dental Abscess That We Need to Address
9/10/2019
Could a Single Dental Implant Help Restore the Health of Your Mouth?
8/20/2019
Common Symptoms You Grind Your Teeth While Sleeping
8/10/2019
Common Over the Counter Medications to Have Around Following Oral Surgery
7/20/2019
Bring Ringing Ears to our Attention - We May Be Able to Help
7/10/2019
What Happens if You Ignore the Symptoms of a Dental Abscess?
6/20/2019
Why Should You Avoid Anything Sticky When Recovering from Oral Surgery?
6/10/2019
Is Exercise Safe After Oral Surgery?
5/20/2019
Impacted Teeth Are Best Removed by Professionals Like Us
5/10/2019
What You Should Ask Us in Regards to That Cracked Tooth
4/20/2019
What Is Macrodontia and How Can We Help with It?
4/10/2019
Do All Teeth Require Sectioning for Extraction?
3/20/2019
Distraction Osteogenesis vs Bone Grafts - What You Need to Know
3/10/2019
Materials We Can Use for Bone Grafts
2/20/2019
Many People Who Get Dental Implants Also Need Gum Grafts
2/10/2019
Which Teas Help Soothe the Mouth Following Oral Surgery
1/20/2019
What to Expect During Oral Cancer Surgery
1/10/2019
Can You Grow Your Own Bone Grafts?
12/20/2018
Can TMJ Issues Be Detected Prior to You Suffering from Pain?
12/10/2018
Does the Recovery from Oral Surgery Change As We Age?
11/20/2018
Could All-on-4 Implants Improve Your Oral Health?
11/10/2018
How You Should Manage Your Bleeding After Oral Surgery
10/20/2018
Exercises to Avoid Immediately Following Oral Surgery
10/10/2018
What Happens If You Only Eat Soft Foods Over an Extended Period of Time?
9/20/2018
Bone Resorption Signs to Watch For if You Have Missing Teeth
9/10/2018
What Are the Benefits of Digital Radiology Instead of Traditional X-rays?
8/20/2018
Top 3 Post-Surgical Signs of Infection
8/10/2018
Can Surgery Help Treat Sleep Apnea?
7/10/2018
Two Unusual Reasons You May Need an Oral Surgeon
6/23/2018
The Best Soft Proteins to Eat When Recovering from Oral Surgery
6/13/2018
What to Do When You Bite Your Lip and It Bleeds
5/23/2018
What to Do to Improve the Fit of Your Dentures
5/13/2018
Common Causes of Loose Teeth
4/20/2018
Best Ways to Keep Swelling Down Following Oral Stitches
4/10/2018
Do You Need an Oral Surgeon for a Minor Cleft Palate?
1/25/2017
What to do When a Tooth Gets Knocked Out
1/15/2017
Decreasing the Damage from Bruxism
12/25/2016
Danger of Untreated Snoring
12/15/2016
Knowing If You Have an Impacted Tooth
11/25/2016
Is Chewing Gum Affecting Your TMJ?
11/15/2016
What Does Single-Sided Jaw Pain Mean?
10/30/2016
What Could Be the Cause of a Swollen Jaw?
10/20/2016
Tooth Extractions
9/27/2016
Healing from Oral Surgery for Smokers
9/15/2016
What Goes Into Fixing a Broken Jaw?
8/30/2016
Managing Swelling after Oral Surgery
8/20/2016
How to Screen for Oral Cancer at Home
7/30/2016
Bar Attachment Dentures
7/20/2016
10 Facts About Oral Surgery
6/30/2016
Prepare for College by Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Checked This Summer
6/20/2016

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