College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is one of the more common forms of cancer, and can also be one of the most life-threatening. About half of the patients who are diagnosed with oral cancer will die because of the disease – unless it is caught early. The good news is that if oral cancer cells are caught early in their development, the survival rate jumps from around 50% to more than 80%.

This of course makes oral cancer screening one of the most important dental examinations that you can undergo. It is recommended that patients receive professional oral cancer screenings at least once a year, perhaps more frequently if a number of risk factors are present.

While anyone can be diagnosed with oral cancer, there are some risk factors that will make you more prone to the disease. These risk factors include genetics, exposure to the HPV virus, age, tobacco use and high levels of alcohol consumption.

At each of your dental checkups your College Park Dental dentist will visually examine your mouth tissues for any sign of oral cancer. However, it is normally very difficult to see the disease in its early stages. That is why we also recommend the use of light-activated technology for oral cancer screenings. By having you rinse with a special mouthwash and then focusing a certain kind of light to your mouth area, your dentist can identify abnormal tissue cells months or years earlier than a simple visual inspection.

If you are over the age of forty, or have some of the key risk factors for the development of oral cancer, contact College Park Dental today to learn more about your screening options.

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Dr. Brager has been giving me excellent care for 20 years. I trust him and appreciate his skill and consideration.
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For fifteen years my family and I have gone here and they are always good with us.
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I have been going to College Park Dental since the 90s and Dr. Brager has been my dentist. Dr. Brager, Bernard, and Teresa have always, each time I have gone, been outstanding. They are very […]
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The staff is polite and courteous. The Dentist’s are thorough and attentive to my needs. Highly recommended if you are trying to find a great dentist office in a convenient location in Maryland.
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