Regular visits to the dentist is one of the best ways to detect oral cancer early, when there is a greater chance for a cure. At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we utilize advanced, modern technology in order to detect the start of any potential problems. By identifying precancerous lesions early on, we are able to remove and most likely prevent the growth of oral cancer.
Studies have shown that the following factors can increase the risk of developing oral cancer:
- Drinking alcohol
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- History of oral cancer
- History of significant sun exposure which can cause lip cancer
At Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we give our patients piece of mind by providing complete oral care. If you have questions about your risk of oral cancer or would like more information on the type of screenings available, please give us a call at 804-746-5327.