One person dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States. Late detection of oral cancer is the primary reason that mortality rates are so dismal. As with most other cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Though tobacco use is a major predisposing risk factor, 25% of oral cancer victims have no lifestyle risk factors.
Oral Cancer Detection
Early detection is vital to the survival of any cancer. Oral cancer is no different.
Oral Cancer Risk profile
- Patients age 40 and older (95% of all cases)
- 18-39 years of age combined with any of the following:
- Tobacco use
- Chronic alcohol consumption
- Oral HPV infection
- Patients age 65 and older with lifestyle risk factors
- Patients with history of oral cancer
If you are in a moderate to high-risk category, we recommend an oral cancer screening annually. DON”T DELAY--- IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE!
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Nearly 50% of children will have at least one cavity by age 5.Schedule here
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- Wed 9am - 4pm
- Every Other Fri 7am - 11am
I cannot say enough good stuff about this place! I have a horrible phobia of dentist and needles in my mouth. Dr Horner was SO nice explaining my options to me for each level of sedation and what each meant. I was put so much at ease that i only used gas for my cleaning, not sedation. I have to have fillings in two weeks and I'm not even scared about going. The staff is so kind and very informative. If you think you have a worse phobia, just know that after 20 years of not going to the dentist I absolutely have zero fear knowing Dr Horner and his staff are taking care of me and my smile!Lori G.- Patient since 2017,