Over 50,000 Americans will get oral or throat cancer this year, according to the. Fortunately, our Cascade and Grand Haven dentists provide oral cancer screenings so cancer is detected in its early stages. Detecting oral cancer in its early stages gives you the best chance of survival.
Oral Cancer Symptoms
Oral cancer symptoms include:
- Red or white patches in mouth
- Sores in mouth
- Loose teeth
- Change in how dentures fit
- Difficulty or painful eating
- Sore throat
If you recognize any signs of mouth cancer, schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible. During your visit, our dentist will examine the inside of your mouth and feel for lumps, thickened skin, or other abnormalities.
Certain lifestyle choices will increase your risk for oral cancer, such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and prolonged sun exposure on the lips. It’s important you share an accurate medical history with our dentists so they can identify risk factors for oral cancer.
Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your family's dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven at (616) 842-1188, MI Smiles Dental Cascade at (616) 974-4990, MI Smiles Comstock Park at (616) 784-3515, or MI Smiles Grand Rapids at (616) 942-2870 today, or schedule your appointment online.