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Did you know, your dental checkup looks at more than just your teeth? Well, it’s true! Oral cancer is important to watch out for, and here at Langworthy Family Dentistry in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, we offer screenings during your checkup because it is important to address it as soon as it appears.

Oral cancer can strike anywhere in your mouth, lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and the roof or floor of your mouth. Did you know, studies have shown that the oral cavity, also known as your mouth, is the vital key to a healthy body? Furthermore, there have also been studies to prove your oral health is linked to conditions like heart disease and stroke, along with other health conditions. That is why keeping tip-top care of your mouth can help save your life in the long run.

Like all cancer in your body, it can develop in different places and you find it in different stages. The earlier it is seen and addressed, the better chances you have at overcoming it. That is why, Drs. McConnell and Woolf do an oral cancer screening every time you come in for your dental checkup, so you can feel safe and worry free. Keeping up with these appointments are also essential for your oral health and important for discovering cancer early should it exist.

If you feel it’s time for a checkup and would like an oral cancer screening, please call us today at 919-762-3239 to set up an appointment with our dentists. Our professional dental team is happy to talk to you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.