Overall Oral Cancer Screenings at Friendswood Smiles, TX
At our dental clinic we offer the best oral cancer screenings in Friendswood and our dentists use only cutting edge technology to offer these services, ensuring the best treatment.
Who Is at Risk?
- Use of any tobacco, including snuff, chewing tobacco, pipes, cigarettes, and cigars
- Heavy use of alcohol
- Significant sun exposure, which increases the risk of developing lip cancer
- Previous history of oral cancer
What Is a Cancer Screening Like?
Some dentists use a few other specialized tests to screen for oral cancer. This may include rinsing the mouth with blue dye before the exam. Any abnormal cells in the mouth should absorb the dye, making them more visible to your dentist. He may also shine a bright light in your mouth; healthy tissue will appear darker and unhealthy tissue will appear light.
If you have any of the above risk factors or just haven’t had an oral cancer screening in a while, reach out to us at Friendswood Smiles. We’re committed to helping our neighbors in the Friendswood area achieve and maintain their best oral health. Visit us today for oral cancer screenings in Friendswood!