You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.
People who have jobs working outside are more prone to developing lip cancer and should use UV protection.
Poor nutrition also may put you at risk for developing oral cancer. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may increase your chance of developing oral cancer, so add more color to your plate!
To read the entire article visit MouthHealthy.org.
Palos Hills Dental
Anthony Tisoncik, DDS
9700 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465