Regular oral cancer screenings are essential to your overall health and can detect common warning signs in your mouth that may put your health at risk.
Almost two thirds of oral cancer patients are diagnosed in a late stage, leading to lower survival rates. Oral cancer screening is an important component in the early detection of a potentially life-threatening disease.
The process is simple and quick. Your dentist and hygienist will provide the screening as part of a scheduled oral hygiene exam – checking the roof and floor of your mouth, the base of your tongue and underneath, along the insides of your lips and cheeks, and around your jaw and neck areas.