Instead of shying away from it, why not take the chance to recognize that this is Oral Cancer Awareness month and get a bit more proactive regarding your oral health? In all hopes, this is something that will never touch your life. However, as it is much more common than most patients realize, we encourage you to become familiar with how to prevent it. You’ll be pleased to learn that with a solid education, you’ll feel much more at ease about how to keep your smile healthy.
Remember, It’s Okay To Come In
When you notice a lump or a bump, a patch, discomfort, or anything under the sun that is out of the ordinary, it’s okay to come in. No, it’s beneficial to come in. Sure, it might be a canker sore, a minor irritation, and nothing to worry about. However, it may also be a sign of oral cancer. Don’t ever feel worried that your visit was a waste. All preventive care is worthwhile.
Remember, Checkups Will Suffice
The best way to prevent oral cancer is to come in for your preventive care. That’s really it. Nothing special or expensive or complicated or inconvenient. You see, while doing your best to care for your smile and keep an eye out for changes is helpful, we are much more prepared to identify abnormal changes in your oral mucosa (the lining of your mouth). When we see you twice annually for checkups, we have the chance to monitor new developments and take immediate action if required! (Of course, we also suggest you take our advice to heart regarding ways to avoid cancer, such as steering clear of tobacco).
Make Oral Cancer Prevention A Priority
Learn all about how to keep your smile healthy and to prevent oral cancer by scheduling a trip to our practice. Contact Absolute Dental Care today to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.