When confronted with the term ‘cancer,’ the majority of people quiver with fear. This dreaded disease may remain incurable, but in many cases, early detection is enough to overcome the illness. Unfortunately, there remains a certain level of ignorance regarding the threat and danger of oral cancer. More ‘mainstream’ cancers, such as those affecting the breast, tend to receive much more coverage, but the truth is oral cancer is equally as dangerous.
However, if you have the right information and you apply the advice given below, you can greatly reduce your risk of oral cancer. Continue reading to find out ways in which our team of well-trained, friendly staff can help you avoid oral cancer – at all costs.
Regular scanning is the solution
It is often stated that your mouth is a good indicator of your overall health. If you find your gums are bleeding, or you have or develop any unusual growths, then you may warrant a trip to the dentist for an oral cancer screening. Due to the proximity to the throat and several glands, cancer in this area can spread, often with severe repercussions for the patient; early detection is always the key to a positive outcome.
Thankfully, our team is trained and ready to detect the slightest signs of oral cancer with the added capability of having systems in place to cope with this difficult scenario, should it become a reality.
As many of our patients will attest, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to have an oral cancer screening at least once a year. If needed, a specialized oral cancer scan can be performed; these scans are specially-designed to help spot early signs of cancer so that treatment can begin immediately. By getting started, successful treatment is far more likely.
Our philosophy is to supply a holistic approach to dental hygiene in general. We supply a range of services which, when coupled with good dental practices on the behalf of our customers, can make a difference.