April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, Dr. Maryam Brazdo works to protect your teeth, gums, and total body health. Did you know that dentists offer a first line of defense in oral cancer screenings?

Together with several professional organizations, the American Dental Association encourages dentists and patients alike to work together to ward off morbidity and mortality associated with oral cancers. According to National Cancer Institute estimates, there were 41,380 cases of oral cavity in 2013 and 7,890 deaths.  NCI estimates that 1.4 percent of all cancer deaths are from oral cancers.

During your annual dental exam,we will examine your teeth and soft tissues of the mouth for evidence of oral cancerous and precancerous or potentially malignant lesions. Early detection is key, and a dental exam could safe your life by catching oral cancer early. If it’s time for your annual checkup, contact Artistic Touch Dentistry today and benefit from an oral cancer screening to protect your health.