Did you know that every hour, roughly one person is killed by oral cancer in the United States? Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for you. The oral cancer screening is often completed with a detailed examination of the oral soft tissues such as the tongue, oral mucosa, lips, soft and hard palate, and all intraoral tissues that can be checked visually.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular oral cancer screenings when you visit the dentist.