Your Health For Tag "oral cancer awareness month"

  • Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer
    Apr. 4, 2017

    Regular Dental Checkups Help Detect Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    At a routine checkup, dentists can spot a lot more than just cavities. In fact, your dentist can detect the symptoms of more than 120 diseases, including oral cancer – another reason why it is so important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and exams. You may not realize it, but your dentist is... More »

  • Cancel out Cancer
    Apr. 18, 2013

    Cancel out Cancer

    General oral health

    Let's face the terrible facts surrounding this disease. Oral cancer kills close to 25% of the people diagnosed. Of the 35,000 people diagnosed with oral cancer, only about 50% of them will be alive after 5 years. The death rate is so high because many symptoms go unnoticed. Late diagnosis of oral cancer is by... More »

  • Outsmart Oral Cancer
    Apr. 2, 2013

    Outsmart Oral Cancer

    General oral health

    Oral cancer can have many causes, including genetics, lifestyle factors such as smoking or heavy alcohol use, infections, or environmental exposures like excess sun. Although you can't control the genes you inherit, you do have control over lifestyle choices and sun exposure. In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, take a few minutes to find... More »