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Do you ever think about why you should set up regular visits with our team? While there are many reasons, would you be interested in learning that we can clean your smile more thoroughly than you can on your own. Similarly, you are probably aware that our team will look for signs of trouble—but did you know that we may be able to recognize symptoms or signs of oral cancer?

As you may have already guessed, diagnosing oral cancer early is important because treatments will be much more effective if the problem is identified at an early stage. Generally, you might also be able to notice some of these symptoms at your own home. For instance, would you be surprised to hear that swollen gums, unexplained bleeding, or a sore that doesn’t fade could all be symptoms of oral cancer?

Unfortunately, there a number of things that can leave you more susceptible to oral cancer. For example, had you heard that men are twice as likely to get oral cancer as women are? However, there are several things you can stop doing—such as smoking and drinking—if you would like to decrease your chances of having this very serious disease.

If you would like to learn more about dealing with oral cancer in Newport Beach, California, please feel free to give Newport Dental Arts OC a call at 949-752-1210. Our dentist, Dr. David Wilhelm, and our team will be happy to assess your mouth and to help you cope with any issues you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!