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Are you keeping up with your dental visits? If not, you could be putting more than your teeth at risk. Oral cancer is serious and checked with every dental checkup in the office. That is why our team here at Turlock Dental Care in Turlock, California, is happy to give you this information on oral cancer, so you can catch it early through your dental visits should it ever arise.

Oral cancer can show up anywhere in your mouth, lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and the roof or floor of your mouth. Did you hear, studies have shown that the oral cavity, also known as your mouth, is the key to a healthy body? There have also been multiple studies to prove your oral health is linked to conditions like heart disease and strokes, along with other health conditions. That is why keeping wonderful care of your smile can help save your life in the long run.

Like all forms of cancer, it can develop in different places and you find it in different stages, including your mouth. The earlier it is found and addressed, the better chances you have of surviving it. That is why, Dr. Robert A. McCulla does an oral cancer screening each time you come in for your dental checkup, so you can feel safe and assured. Keeping up with these semi annual appointments are also imperative for your oral health and important for discovering cancer early should it exist.

If you feel it’s about time for a dental checkup and would like an oral cancer screening, please call us today at 209-667-7889 to set up an appointment. Our kind and professional dental team are happy to talk to you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.