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Sones Family Dental, LLC

21 Glen Ed Professional Park

Glen Carbon, IL 62034

618-656-0608

21 Glen Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
United States

(618) 656-0608

Oral Cancer Awareness Week

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Oral Cancer Awareness Week

Sones Family Dental

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

Oral cancer can be a scary thing, but preventative care is key. Schedule yours and your loved ones next dental exam today.