As part of your regular cleaning and oral health exam, Dr. Andersen performs an oral cancer screening where she evaluates your mouth, tongue, lips, and neck for any signs of cancer.  Oral cancer screenings are valuable because nearly 43,250 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year.

Your every 6 month professional cleaning and oral health exam is your first line of defense against oral cancer because your hygienist and Dr. Andersen are evaluating your oral health during each visit.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, in addition to April 13th -19th being National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

      

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