According to the American Cancer Society, over 54,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, with over 10,000 of these cases resulting in the death of the patient. Over 75% of oral cancers are linked with avoidable behaviors such as smoking, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption.
The American Dental Association recommends dental checkups twice-a-year so your teeth can be professionally cleaned and checked for early signs of tooth decay and gum issues. During these routine visits, Dr. Salzberg also performs an oral cancer examination to look for abnormalities in the face, glands, and neck. If caught early, you may have more treatment options.
We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body's most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.
Please contact our office to make an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.