Reducing the Risk of Oral Cancer

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You are probably aware that there are many things you could try to keep your pearly whites strong. For example, you may know that flossing and brushing your pearly whites should be crucial parts of protecting your teeth. Similarly, you might know that you should schedule two cleanings with our team every year. During these dental appointments, we’ll examine your teeth for many different problems, such as oral cancer.

As you may already understand, oral cancer can become a serious issue if it isn’t addressed quickly. Furthermore, like many types of cancer, oral cancer is best treated when it is identified early. In other words, if you visit us as often as you should, we’ll be able to help you identify and prevent oral cancer before it becomes too severe. Of course, there are other symptoms and signs you need to watch for, including an unusual bump, sore or swollen gums, and bleeding you can’t account for.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do—and avoid doing a few things—if you’re interested in keeping your pearly whites strong and healthy. For instance, would you be surprised to learn that drinking alcohol and smoking could actually leave you more susceptible to oral cancer? You can also follow a healthy and balanced diet to prevent oral cancer.

If you would be interested in learning more about the dental care you can receive from us, or would like to hear more about preventing oral cancer in Union Springs, Alabama, we invite you to give Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC a call at 334.377.3778. Our dentist, Dr. Letitia M. Williams, and our team will gladly examine your pearly whites and offer you personalized advice.