You may have noticed a recurring theme oral cancer theme over the past couple of weeks reading our blog posts, or then again maybe you haven’t. After all, we’re not immune to the fact that reading your Sacramento dentist’s blog doesn’t rank high on your priority list.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
We’d try to keep you enthralled with the latest viral videos but we’re just too slow on the uptake, we do dentistry and oral health so I guess that’s what we’ll stick to – at least for now.
To help promote Oral Cancer Awareness Month we’d like to contribute by educating our readers, engaging with our patients outside of their six month regular visits, and build awareness in our local Sacramento community.
Approximately 42,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year.
Oral cancer screenings are just another reason to make sure you remain disciplined with keeping up your regular Sacramento dentist appointments.
Do You Need an Oral Cancer Screening from a Sacramento Dentist?
In short – yes! Usually oral cancer screenings are a simple but important part of your regular six month visits to your Sacramento dentist.
Actor Michael Douglas recently publicly acknowledged his plight with stage IV oropharyngeal cancer. This public attention has gone on to highlight some recent information suggesting an increase in oral cancer occurrences. And while tobacco use has historically been linked to oral cancer as the primary cause, new information suggests HPV could also be responsible for the increase in oral cancer reporting.
- If you have kids, or plan on having kids, this is important oral cancer prevention information to you.
- If you don’t have kids and never plan to, this is still important information to you.
- If you don’t know anybody that smokes or uses chewing tobacco, and doesn’t even want to think about having kids – share the info anyway, it’s important oral cancer information to you and everyone you know.
It’s important to all of us.
Pay attention to your body, treat yourself right – and communicate with your family physicians, Sacramento dentist, internists, podiatrists, soothsayers…whatever. Educate yourself, and speak up if you have any questions.
If you have any questions about an oral cancer screening, please open up and say ahhhh!!!
Sacramento Dentist Offers Oral Cancer Screenings at Every Dental Exam
If you would like to schedule an oral cancer screening, please call our Arden Square Sacramento dentist office at (916) 488-1933. At the dental office of Dr. Arben Celaj, D.D.S., we serve patients in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood, Rancho Cordova, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Elk Grove, & all of North Sacramento.
Make an appointment today…we make Sacramento smile!
 For more scientific info and Oral Cancer Screening Tips, click here: http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=nws&sub=rad&pag=dis&ItemId=305595&wf=34
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This post was republished with permission from DentalPatientNews.com