April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re not a smoker, you may not think you need to worry about it. However, cases in non-smokers are rising, especially among younger people. As with other cancers, early detection gives you a much better chance of beating oral cancer.
That is why you shouldn’t miss a dental exam. We recommend scheduling them every six months. Our dentists will look for signs of oral cancer when they see you. If they find any, they will likely recommend a biopsy.
It’s also a good idea to perform self-exams at home between your visits to our Lexington office. The good news is, it’s simple to do! This video shows you how.
Call Beaumont Family Dentistry today to schedule your next exam or visit us online.
- Beaumont: 859-223-2120
- Leestown: 859-368-8260
- Hamburg: 859-687-0975
Learn to perform an oral cancer self-exam. from MyOMS.org on Vimeo.