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!
Office Hours and Methods for reaching us.Contact Information
- Mon, Tue, & Thurs 7am - 4pm
- Wed 9am - 4pm
- Every Other Fri 7am - 11am
Having gone to a local dentist for years I was accustom to long waits and service which now I know were substandard. Because my regular dentist could not see me in a timely manner I booked an appointment with East Taylor Dental. The difference was as opposite as day and night. The dentist and other staff were professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and proficient.
Loula W- Patient since 2019,