oral cancer awareness

Ask Dr. S: What is oral cancer and why is a screening necessary?

Oral cancers can be growths or sores in the mouth or neck area that just won’t go away.  They can be anywhere on the lips, cheek, tongue, floor or roof of the mouth, in the hard or soft palate, sinuses, neck  or throat.  When a person visits the dentist, the dentist will not only check their teeth, but their entire mouth and oral health as well.  Part of that check is a screening for oral cancers.  Just like any cancer, […]