We know that a diagnosis of oral cancer can be scary to hear, but most oral cancers are quite treatable if caught in the early stages. This article will teach you about the early signs of oral cancer and how to conduct a monthly self-check to check for oral cancer symptoms. It’s important to be proactive about your own dental health!
There are a few risk factors that put you at an even higher chance of developing oral cancer. These risk factors include chewing or smoking tobacco, alcohol abuse, biting the lips or cheeks, and exposure to UV rays. If you fall into any of these categories, it’s even more important to know the warning signs of oral cancer. These warning signs include:
When looking for the above signs and symptoms, it’s important to thoroughly check any of the areas that oral cancer may appear. This means a thorough check of the following areas:
For an oral cancer screening, please visit your general dentist. To make an appointment with Dr. Kam Kuhni here at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio, please contact our Spanish Fork orthodontics office today.