Oral Cancer Awareness Month
It’s the last day in April, but it’s not too late to talk about Oral Cancer Awareness. Early detection could save your life or the life of a loved one.
Be sure to see one of our trusted professionals if you have any of the following symptoms: 1.) mouth sores or irritations that won’t go away 2.) Red or white patches 3.) Pain, tenderness or numbness in the mouth or lips 4.) A lump, thickening, rough spot, crust or small eroded area 5.) Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking or moving your tongue or jaw and 6.) A change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth.
Smoking and heavy drinking can put you at greater risk, as well as the sexually transmitted disease human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is now the leading cause of throat cancers. Please visit the American Dental Association www.ada.org to learn more!
Source: American Dental Association