Health experts estimate that 54,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year in the United States.
We want you to avoid this cancer. If you do have it, however, you want to know as soon as possible. When people learn they have oral cancer in the early stages, they have a five-year survival rate of 80 to 90 percent.
In addition to self-checks, a dental checkup is an opportunity for someone to look for anything unusual in your mouth. When you visit us for professional cleanings and exams, we aren’t just looking for cavities and gum disease.