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Cancer is a word that no one likes to hear. However, the earlier you can detect it, the better your chances are at stopping it in its tracks and reversing its effects. Here are some important facts to know about oral cancer.

-Oral cancer can appear on your lips, gums, cheeks, tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, and even the throat.

-Did you know that your six-month dental checkup with Stephen Huber includes a basic oral cancer screening? This is just another reason why attending your checkups is vital for your oral health; that way you can be regularly tested and catch it early if it should happen.

-Symptoms of oral cancer include tenderness, redness and irritation, red or white patches, pain, lumps in your mouth, difficulty chewing, and changes in the alignment of your teeth.

-Smoking, drinking and any other form of tobacco use will dramatically increase your risk of oral cancer. That is why it is always best to avoid tobacco at all costs.

If you still have questions or would like a dental checkup so you can have your oral cancer screening, call us today at 913-543-3751 to set up an appointment. Our professional staff is always happy to help you and your smile stay healthy for years to come.