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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

Oral cancer is a scary, serious, and dangerous disease that can take over your smile, affect your entire health, and result in death. Our Awesome Smiles Dental Center dental team is here to help you prevent and identify this disease by offering oral cancer screenings at our office. There are many benefits to the screenings, including:

· They are easy: Oral cancer screenings are simple and easy. In fact, they are so easy that they can be performed during your regular dental exam. All your dentist needs to do is check your mouth for oral cancer signs. The areas she will check are the lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, and sometimes the throat.

· They can save your life: Oral cancer screenings make it possible to catch the disease at the early stages of development, which can save your life. The sooner you identify the signs, the higher your chances are of curing the cancer.

· They are inexpensive: Oral cancer screenings do not cost extra money when they are included in your regular dental exam. The only time you will need to spend more is when the disease has been found and additional treatment is required.

If you are interested in having Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS examine your oral cavity for oral cancer, we encourage you to call us at 571-261-2600 and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. The sooner you come in for the cancer screening, the sooner you’ll know if you have a top-notch oral health. We look forward to helping you!