Get Your Next Oral Cancer Screening! [BLOG]
April is coming to a close, so we want to take this opportunity to share some final thoughts about oral cancer and why your routine screenings matter.
It’s not enough to keep your teeth clean everyday. While it certainly helps your overall health to maintain good oral health, you still need help from a skilled dentist to protect you from mouth cancer and help you keep your risk as low as possible.
Part of that strategy includes regular oral cancer screenings as part of your comprehensive dental care with our team at Patrick Stuckey DDS! Visiting your Ruston, LA dentist is key, because as you know, early detection is your best defense against threats to your oral and overall health!
Oral Cancer Screenings Can Save Your Life!
With any kind of cancer, the earlier it’s detected, the better.
That’s because your chances for overcoming it increase significantly the sooner you catch it. In fact, there’s nearly an 83% five-year survival rate in patients who catch oral cancer before it has a chance to spread.
Bet you didn’t think a trip to the dentist could actually save your life, did you?
But you still might be wondering if oral cancer is the sort of thing you would know if you had.
The tricky part about cancer in the mouth, and for most other oral health problems in fact, is that by the time you see the signs, it’s already advanced. Most dental health risks don’t reveal themselves to the naked eye or by way of pain and discomfort.
That’s why we use the most advanced early detection methods when we perform oral cancer screenings in Ruston, LA. We don’t just want to help you stay ahead of potential health issues, but we want to give you peace of mind about your oral and overall health!
Along with your routine screenings, you can also keep your risks low in other ways:
- Don’t smoke or chew tobacco
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Wear lipbalm with SPF
- Avoid too much time in the sun
- Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
- Maintain good oral hygiene
With a healthy lifestyle and routine care with Dr. Stuckey and our team, you’re keeping your smile healthy and protecting yourself from oral cancer.
Schedule An Appointment!
Maintaining a healthy smile requires daily vigilance, with your normal brushing and flossing and diet, and also with a dedication to good professional care on a routine basis.
Your dental cleanings and exams at Patrick Stuckey DDS don’t just help clean your mouth of harmful tartar and plaque, but it’s also where you receive routine oral cancer screenings with the latest technology in early detection.
Since you understand how valuable, possibly even life-saving, they can be to your oral and overall health, you’re already at an advantage in fighting cancer and other serious threats!