April 7-14, 2019 is Oral Cancer Awareness Week. Read the following to learn how to get tested.
Did you know that 110,00 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year in the United States? The leading causes of these new diagnoses are tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and the HPV virus.
While oral cancer is not totally preventable, here are some things you can do help:
Drink in moderation
Limit Tobacco usage
Wear lip balm with added sunscreen
Make sure your dentures fit properly (to avoid irritation)
Visit your dentist every 6 months to allow for early detection and treatment