An oral health screening is a comprehensive oral exam that looks at your mouth, tongue, cheeks and lips in order to ensure you do not have any abnormalities. Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the world and is more likely to occur in men than women. Having an oral cancer screening can ensure that you are protecting yourself and finding potential problems sooner. Oral cancer is more common in older adults than younger individuals but can happen to anyone.
Dr. Judy Strutz and her team provide a comprehensive oral health screening in order to evaluate your tongue, gums and lips properly. You should have an oral screening done on a regular basis when you schedule your other health appointments and if you have not had one done lately, it is critical that you schedule this important exam to ensure that you do not have any concerns.
While more mouth cancers are linked to smoking tobacco, research has found that just having a cigarette in the morning doubles your chance of having oral cancer. However, cigars and pipe smokers also have an increased risk. The problem however, is that non-smokers have a risk of getting oral cancer has well. Taking care of your smile and getting regular check-ups can decrease your risk of an untimely death.
For more information about oral health screenings contact Dr. Strutz and her team.