Interlachen Dental Associates
 
 
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Oral Cancer

Are there certain signs that I should look for?
Yes. You should take an active role in detecting the early signs of oral cancer by periodically checking your lips, gum tissue, tongue, cheek lining and the floor and roof of your mouth. Some of the things to look for are color changes, lumps, sores or tenderness. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and see your dentist for regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist for a thorough periodic examination. For more information, talk with Dr. Gitzen or Dr. Nelson or visit the American Dental Association's website at http://www.ada.org.

Is tobacco use harmful?
Tobacco use has been identified as a major risk factor for the development of oral cancer. For more information, talk with Dr. Gitzen or Dr. Nelson or visit the American Dental Association's website at http://www.ada.org.