Make this a must during every dental visit
Riverview Dental thinks oral cancer screenings are a critical component of every visit to the dentist. Advances in modern technology make it easier to pinpoint a potential cancer symptom much earlier than in the past. That ability is important to being able to treat a potential oral cancer before it becomes a irreversible problem.
An oral cancer screening is often completed with an ultraviolet light or a similar device that allows the dentist to view issues that can’t always be detected by the human eye.
The health of tissues in the mouth can also be affected by the lifestyle choices of the patient. If a patient smokes cigarettes or drinks too much alcohol, regular screenings should be scheduled with every visit.