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Oral Cancer Screening

For Total Body Health and Wellbeing

Dr. Hennington and the Trade Winds Dental team are committed to ensuring not only your oral health is at its best, but that your overall health is in superior shape too.

This is why our team conducts oral cancer screenings as part of your regular exam to look for early signs and help detect any abnormalities early.

Common symptoms can include:

  • Red or white spots and sores
  • A lump, thickening, or a rough spot
  • Pain, tenderness, and numbness on the mouth or lips
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking

Our simple visual screening allows us to look for anything out of the ordinary that could be cause for concern. A quick brush test designed to collect cells that are then sent to a lab for analysis may also be necessary.

Early detection is key with oral cancer, but prevention is best. We recommend our patients avoid tobacco products, limit alcohol consumption, enjoy a healthy diet, and limit exposure to the sun. You’re mouth, mind, and body will thank you.

Oral cancer can be treated if caught early. Schedule your next appointment today, and be sure to discuss any concerns with our team. We’re here to help!