According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, in the U.S. alone, a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. That is 24 people a day! Another astounding fact is that there is over 38,000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed annually in the United States. Luckily if found and detected early enough, oral cancer has an 80 to 90 % survival rate!
So what are the main causes of oral cancer? Well the obvious is true just like in other cancers.Â Alcohol and tobacco products are large contributors to oral cancer. But just because you don’t drink or smoke doesn’t necessarily mean you are in the clear.Â 25% of all cases occur in people that don’t drink or smoke.
Gentle Dental proudly offers oral cancer screenings at all their locations.Â In just 5 minutes you can receive an oral cancer exam. Vizilite, an FDA approved oral lesion identification and marking system can identify oral abnormalities in patients. The screening is easy, painless and very affordable.
The Mouth Cancer Foundation suggests that everyone get screened once a year for oral cancer. Don’t wait, if oral cancer is detected late there is only a 20% survival rate.Â Â Make your appointment today by calling 1-888-513-7436.