San Antonio Oral Cancer Screenings

A regular oral cancer screening isn’t something most people have scheduled, compared to other preventive care. The truth is, it should be. Oral cancer is sometimes also referred to as mouth cancer or oral cavity cancer. Most of the time, it presents itself around the tongue, lips, and the bottom of your mouth. However, oral cancer has also been known to grow in the:

  • Gums
  • Minor salivary glands
  • Lining of the lips or cheeks
  • Roof of the mouth
  • Area behind your wisdom teeth

Any doctor will tell you that your absolute best shot at beating oral cancer is to catch the warning signs as early as possible. That’s why we hope you’ll set up regular checkups and screenings at our San Antonio dental office. If you want to lower your risk of developing oral cancer you should:

  • Avoid using all types of tobacco
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Clean removable dentures each day and remove them at night
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Limit your exposure to the sun and wear lip balm