Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings in Auburn & Lewiston, ME

Great Falls Dental Associates provides the residents of Auburn, Lewiston, and the surrounding region with oral cancer screenings during every regular dental checkup! Early detection of oral cancer is absolutely essential for your overall health, which is why our team at Great Falls Dental Associates makes it a priority to check for signs of this harmful disease whenever you come see us for an appointment! If you have any questions about the oral cancer screening process or would like to schedule an appointment at our office in Auburn, please contact our team today by calling us at (207) 784-4222 or by filling out the contact form on our website!


How Is Oral Cancer Detected?

When you come to our office for a regular checkup and teeth cleaning, the appointment will start with a visual inspection of your teeth and gums. During this inspection, our team will be paying close attention to sores on your lips and gums that aren’t healing, red and white patches on the skin inside your mouth, any lumps or growths on your gums, and any other symptoms of oral cancer. Oral cancer is most often found in men over the age of 40, but both men and women should start getting oral cancer screenings when they turn 18. If signs of oral cancer are discovered in your mouth, our dentists will refer you to a specialist who can confirm the diagnosis and treat the disease.

Risk Factors For Oral Cancer

Oral cancers are twice as common in men than in women, but all adults should be screened for oral cancer at each of their regular dental appointments, regardless of their gender. In addition to gender and age, some other risk factors associated with oral cancer include tobacco use, alcohol use, HPV infection, family history of cancer, poor diet, excess body weight, and more. If you believe you are at risk for oral cancer, you should be sure to talk to your dentist about oral cancer screenings at each of your semi-annual checkups!


Schedule an Appointment at Great Falls Dental Associates in Auburn, ME!

If you have any questions about oral cancer screenings or would like to schedule an appointment at our office in Auburn, Maine, please contact our team today! Give us a call at (207) 784-4222 or fill out the contact form on our website, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

Real Clients, Real Stories

I love this office every person there is so nice they make you feel very comfortable. They tell you everything that they are doing and what it will cost. Dr.Towle is very nice makes you feel very comfortable with everything he is doing, first dentist that has never hurt me. Can't say enough good things about this office.
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