Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can be a devastating disease. Risk factors include smoking, smokeless tobacco use, excessive consumption of alcohol, family history of cancer and excessive sun exposure. Interestingly, over 25% of all oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and who only drink alcohol occasionally. Like most cancers, oral cancer is much more treatable when detected early. This is why we perform an oral cancer screening each time a patient comes in for a recare (routine cleaning) visit.