What You Know May Save You

When was the last time you had your teeth examined?The good news is that deaths from mouth and throat cancer have declined since the early 1990s. Unfortunately, this benefit has largely been limited to non-smokers and those with access to timely health care. In the interest of more widespread cancer prevention, readers of this column are advised to give up the smoking habit if they are currently smokers. Beyond that, everyone should know that a simple visual check of the mouth during a regular dental exam can prove very useful in detecting oral cancers when they are most treatable.

 

Keeping teeth and gums healthy will contribute to overall health and enjoyment of life.

 

Mouth and throat cancers cause symptoms such as persistent sore throat or ear pain, trouble swallowing, and/or a lump in the throat that lasts longer than a couple of weeks.

When was the last time you had your teeth examined by your dentist? If you need answers to your questions about dental health concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. At Seidler Family Dentistry, the office of Richard Seidler, DDS, we feel that dental visits should be positive experiences. Keeping teeth and gums healthy will contribute to overall health and enjoyment of life. We're located at 5000 Main Street at South Colony Boulevard, Suite 206, The Colony, where teaching you how to preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime is our primary goal. Please call 972-625-2222 to schedule an appointment. Most dental insurance accepted.

Did you know?
Aside from smoking, alcohol abuse and the human papillomavirus (HPV) have been linked to mouth and throat cancers.