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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Apr 7, 2016

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

End Oral Cancer! Be mindful of symptoms Your mouth is one of your body’s most important early warning systems. In between dental visits, it is important for patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms, and to see a dental professional if they do not improve or disappear after two-three weeks: a sore, or soreness or irritation that doesn’t go away red or white patches, or pain, tenderness, or numbness in mouth or lips lumps, thickening tissues, rough spots, crusty or eroded areas difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving your jaw or tongue a change in the way your teeth fit together when you close your mouth When it comes to symptoms, keep this two-three week time period in mind, but always call your dentist right away if you have any immediate concerns. Source: The American Academy of Oral...

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