Oral health has become an increasingly hot topic among healthcare professionals, as poor oral health has been linked to several other health issues like heart disease. But what about Oral Cancer?
April is Oral Cancer Awarness month. Performing routine oral cancer screenings shouldn’t just be a task to do during your patient’s dental check-up. It should be part of the conversation – something you talk about, ask questions and educate them on, especially those patients at higher risk.
Why? Because when detected early, Oral Cancer has an 80-90% cure rate. Plus, the more your patients understand the risk factors, signs & symptoms the more likely they will be able to share any changes or concerns with you during their appointment.
If that sounds good to you, it's time to learn more about the most common risk factors and what you, as dental professionals need to know. Check it out.