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Did you know that according to the American Dental Association, over 40,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every single year? If you wish to improve your oral health, be on the lookout for the common signs and symptoms of the disease, and visit your dentist for regular checkups and screenings as needed.

With over 40,000 new cases every year, it is crucial that you do your part to check for oral cancer, including taking note of any pains or numbness you may be experiencing. If you notice any pain in your head, face, mouth, or neck, or a numbness and loss of pain is present, it could be a warning sign that oral cancer is present.

Symptoms of oral cancer are usually felt or seen, but in some instances, no symptoms are present, so do not rely on them too much. There are an assortment of visual giveaways or oral cancer including bumps and lumps that continue to plague your face and do not go away quickly. Other symptoms include frequent bleeding and drastic weight loss that have very little explanation as to their occurring. If you think you may need a cancer screening, contact use whenever possible.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Rock Canyon Dental to see if you are a candidate for an oral cancer screening, please call Dr. Joseph Kayne and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Provo, Utah at 801-373-6362. A better smile is your first step to a brighter, healthier lifestyle that can improve your life for many years to come.