If you want to prevent oral cancer and keep your smile in tip-top shape, our Prescott Dental Group team is more than happy to help you! We have the tips and information you need to succeed, and we look forward to helping you as much as possible.
The best thing you can do for your oral health is prevent oral cancer as much as possible, and Dr. Mark Curtis and Dr. Edward Reifman recommends doing so by doing the following things:
-Refrain from using any tobacco product, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco. It’s also best if you only drink alcohol in moderation, if you tend to drink. Binge drinking will not help you prevent the disease.
-Have a well-balanced diet.
-Limit your exposure to the sun. The UV rays tend to attack the lips and increase the chances of oral cancer. When you’re outside, please cover your skin and lips with sunblock.
Oral cancer in Prescott, Arizona, is an extremely dangerous disease that can destroy your smile if it’s not identified early enough, so, in addition to the provided tips, we also recommend doing the following things:
-Conduct a self-exam at least once a month: Look into a mirror, use a bright light, and examine your entire mouth, including the gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips. You should also examine the roof of the mouth, floor of the mouth, the back of the throat, and the neck. Look for any lumps, growths, or sores.
-Visit your dentist regularly: When you come into the office for your six month dental cleaning and exam, your dentist will also provide an oral cancer screening. This treatment will allow your dentist to closely examine your oral cavity and identify any signs of oral cancer, even those that are hidden or small.
For more information about how to prevent oral cancer and keep your smile in top-notch condition, please call 928-277-4754 today and talk to a member of our friendly dental team. We are more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!