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The Dentist is the First Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer

The Dentist is the First Line of Defense Against Oral Cancer

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Your dentist is the first line of defense against oral cancer. Every time you visit the dentist, he or she examines your tongue, teeth, gums and every surface in the mouth.

Causes of Oral Cancer

Causes of Oral Cancer

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells anywhere in the body. Oral cancer refers to abnormal cell growth in any part of the mouth.

Oral Cancer Facts and Treatments

Oral Cancer Facts and Treatments

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
According to reports, there is at least one death every hour attributable to oral cancer. Because the mouth is primarily closed and damp.

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

Symptoms of Oral Cancer

by Shearly (SU)
For those who think that oral cancer only occurs in those who chew tobacco or smoke, think again. Many people don’t realize how common and serious oral cancer is; that’s because it can occur in any part of the mouth, including the tongue, inner cheek, tonsils, gums, lips and throat. More than 51,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Of those diagnosed, most will be men and nearly one in five cases will be fatal. Here are some signs and symptoms of oral cancer, seek medical attention immediately.

How a Dentist Can Save Your Life: Oral Cancer

How a Dentist Can Save Your Life: Oral Cancer

by Stephanie Meadows
Regular dental checkups can pay off in various ways. For example, dentists can spot signs of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, along with a variety of rare skin and autoimmune diseases. Since people typically visit their dentists more often than they visit other doctors (normally at least 1-2 times per year), regular check-ups can lead to early diagnosis and early treatment. All of which means that your dentist can do much more than save your teeth and gums. Your dentist can save your life in more ways than one.

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