November is Oral Cancer Action Month, and Woburn Dentistry wants to emphasize the importance of early detection to treat these diseases effectively. The family practice is committed to the health and well-being of patients, and therefore will be offering complimentary oral cancer screening with every hygiene checkup—not just this month but every month.
“Oral cancer often goes unnoticed until it has spread to another area of the body,” said Dr. Jamie Chan. “Dentists can identify early signs of oral cancer during regular dental checkups, which include an oral cancer screening that is essential in the detection of cancerous and precancerous conditions.”
According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer affects over 54,000 people in the United States every year. Statistics show 20% of patients under the 55 years old are diagnosed with Oral Cancer and hygiene screenings are by far our best tool for detection and early intervention.
Oral cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that can affect any part of the mouth, including the tongue, cheeks, throat, tonsils, and the floor of the mouth. Regular dental visits and hygiene checkups are critical for maintaining oral health and can also serve as a frontline defense against oral cancer.
Dr Chan continues: “During an oral cancer screening, the hygienist or dentist will take a look in your mouth, at your tongue, cheeks, throat, tonsils, and floor of the mouth to check for any red/white patches or sores, and check the surrounding head and neck region for any lumps or bumps.”
She concludes with “early detection saves lives.”
About Woburn Dentistry
Founded in 2021, Woburn Dentistry has been serving patients in Woburn, Massachusetts, and its surrounding areas. Woburn Dentistry specializes in general, cosmetic, implant, sedation, and emergency dentistry. The dentists at Woburn Dentistry consider their patients to be their top priority and their mission is to provide compassionate, quality care for patients of all ages. Patient reviews note the friendly, considerate, and quality work done by both the dentists and hygienists.
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