4 Reasons to Get an Oral Cancer Screening

Prevention is the easiest cure! You care about your teeth and oral health care and no doubt you want to prevent disease! Especially cancer! In this blog, learn some interesting facts about oral cancer plus 4 reasons to get an oral cancer screening.

Get the Facts

  • Smokers and heavy drinkers have the highest chance of getting oral cancer. According to healthline.com, “Some studies suggest that heavy drinkers who are also smokers are up to 100 timesmore likely to be diagnosed with oral cancer than those who don’t drink or smoke.”
  • Too much sun can increase risk of cancer on the lips. Spending excessive time in the sun without sunscreen or frequenting the tanning salon are very risky! However, it is easy to prevent by simply wearing the correct sunscreen/lip balm with SPF and avoiding tanning salons.

Oral Cancer Screening?

This is a smart move! Why should you ask Dr. Perry for an oral cancer screening? Read on for 4 reasons to get an oral cancer screening!

  1. Easy breezy.
    Just ask Dr. Perry to check for signs of oral cancer during your regular dental exam. This is part of our comprehensive exams.
  2. It can save your life.
    On one hand, oral cancer is a dangerous disease. On the other hand, catching this disease early will make it all the easier to overcome. But there are still more reasons to get an oral cancer screening.
  3. It’s inexpensive.
    Since our oral cancer exam is included in your comprehensive exam, it means it comes with no extra cost! When follow-up procedures are needed however, this may result in expenses.
  4. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
    You are pretty sure you don’t’ have oral cancer. But why not just go the extra “mile” and be totally sure. After all, you have all the reasons to get an oral cancer screening.


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