Oral cancer is a largely preventable disease that occurs when the cells in your mouth grow abnormally and cause either benign or malignant tumors. In 2017, approximately 4700 Canadians received a diagnosis of oral cancer.
That’s nearly 13 new cases of oral cancer per day! April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and there is no better time to talk about the signs and symptoms or oral cancer, and preventative steps you can take to keep your mouth healthy.
Oral Cancer Quick Facts:
In between regular dental exams, if you notice any of these signs or symptoms persist for more than two or three weeks, it is important to schedule an appointment with your Brampton dentist straight away.
Your local Brampton dentist does more than just clean your teeth and check for cavities. As a trained medical professional and an expert in oral health, your dentist is in a unique position to notice any irregularities in your oral health. In other words, your regular dental exam is the first line of defense in preventative care for and early detection of oral cancer.
To further minimize your risk of developing oral cancer:
Your oral health can be a good indicator of the health of your entire body. By seeing your dentist regularly and practicing good oral hygiene you can prevent oral cancer. There is no better time to schedule an oral health examination than during Oral Cancer Awareness Month.
For more information about our services and to schedule a consultation and examination, please feel free to contact Kennedy Square Dental at 906-789-7339 today!Tags: Brampton dentist clinics, kennedy square dental, Oral Cancer Awareness, Oral Health Care