Oral Cancer Screening
Why Early Detection is Important
When oral cancer is identified in the early stages by our dentist, treatment can begin more quickly and result in a higher rate of success. Early treatment is also less invasive. Because oral cancers – and oral diseases in general – do not present obvious symptoms as do other health issues, it’s recommended that you receive an oral cancer screening at least once a year. Doing so can help to ensure early detection of any potential threats.
It Can Impact Anyone’s Life
Oral cancer can develop in anyone, but certain factors can increase one’s risk for it, such as the use of tobacco (in any form), genetic predisposition for oral cancers, excessive or prolonged exposure to the sun, an unhealthy diet, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, or experiencing gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Additionally, males are more likely to develop oral cancers than women.
How We Can Help
Make an appointment now for an oral cancer screening in Houston using our convenient online booking tool to get started or give us a call to learn more about our flexible Saturday appointment hours.