While you might be able to think of other things to celebrate during the month of April that are a bit more lighthearted, we encourage you to take time to recognize it as Oral Cancer Awareness Month. In doing so, you will be reminded of the best approach to caring for your smile and preventing oral cancer, so you can enjoy lifelong oral health. Take some tips into consideration, so your smile stays vibrant and safe.
Tip: Remember, We Can Detect It Before It’s Serious
It’s important to remember that if we find a change in your mouth, it might be one that could lead to oral cancer but that has not yet developed into cancer (or that is in very early stages). While the thought might cause you to feel uneasy, detecting the problem in its infancy means helping you avoid advanced disease, while you improve your chance for full, swift recovery.
Tip: Remember, Treatment Options Exist
There are multiple treatment options for oral cancer. While prevention is always preferred, you are not without hope and help if it occurs.
Tip: Remember, The Sooner We See You, The Better
If you have been diagnosed with a problem, if you don’t know if you’re experiencing a problem, or if you just noticed a small sore and have no idea what it is, we have one major suggestion: Come in for a visit. The sooner you take care of any oral health problem, whether it’s related to oral cancer or not, the easier it is to provide successful, efficient treatment.
Protect Your Oral Health With Oral Cancer Screenings
Seeing us regularly and contacting us if you notice a new symptom is extremely important in protecting your oral health. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling Cerritos Dental Surgery at 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.