Posted on May 24, 2018
Receiving an oral cancer diagnosis can be scary, but the prognosis is often much better the earlier the cancer is caught. Because of this, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of oral cancer as well as how to perform an oral cancer self-check every month.
Checking your mouth for signs of oral cancer is even more important if you have any of the risk factors that can put you at a higher risk of developing oral cancer. These risk factors include:
Below are the 6 areas you need to look at in order to perform a thorough self-check:
If you’ve noticed anything out of the ordinary, it’s important to visit your general dentist for an oral cancer screening. Again, the earlier the cancer is caught, the better your prognosis might be.
To make an appointment here at Lockett Orthodontics, please contact our Colorado Springs, Colorado orthodontics office today.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920