Do you have a small bump on your tongue and its got you a little worried?
Oral cancer affects over 49,000 new people each year in the United States, with men being the leading recipients of this diagnosis, and if you are a smoker or drinker, your chances can increase that much more.
Often times, oral cancer is mistaken for a common toothache or cold, but if you notice the pain not going away, we advise that you have it diagnosed right away.
Oral cancer (or Mouth Cancer) is often found under the tongue, in the back of the throat, inside the cheeks, or on the tissue lining of the mouth and gums.
If you live in the Jupiter, Florida area- Harbor Breeze Dental Care provides a Free Oral Cancer Screening with every Dental Hygiene Appointment.
Common Oral Cancer Symptoms
White or Red patches on the lining of your mouth
Sore throat that doesn’t go away
Pain in the jaw, cheeks, gums, and teeth
Lumps in the cheek or neck area
Extreme weight loss
Difficulty swallowing or chewing
Persistent bad breath
If you notice any of these symptoms, and they last longer than a few weeks- We highly recommend having an Oral Cancer Screening as soon as possible, because the sooner you can catch any problems, the sooner you can take the necessary steps toward treatment.
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