Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of the dental visit for the patient. Modern Technology enables dental hygienists to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so is extremely important in the treatment of issues and the prevention of major irreversible problems.
The oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or similar device that affords a view of issues potentially undetected by the human eye under normal conditions.
Lifestyle choices can have a great impact on tissues and overall oral health. If you smoke, use smokeless tobacco, chew or are a heavy user of alcohol, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist. It could save your life.
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