When you hit eighteen, it’s time to screen

When you hit eighteen, it's time to screen

You should request annual oral cancer screening once you reach 18; screening is pain-free and can be done while your dentist is checking your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Although relatively uncommon, oral cancer (cancers of the throat, tongue, lips and neck) results in over 9000 deaths each year, so screening is vital

– 80% of patients with oral cancer have used some form of tobacco – your dentist can provide advice and support on quitting

– Oral cancer symptoms include red/white patches on your tongue or gums

“Annual screenings are recommended for adults over the age of 18”

Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/from-what-age-should-i-get-screened-for-oral-cancer/