Oral Cancer Screening

Early Detection for a Healthy Smile: Oral Cancer Screenings at Serenity Dental Studio

Dentist Gulf Shores

At Serenity Dental Studio, led by Dr. Angel Vasquez, your trusted dentist in Gulf Shores, we prioritize early detection for a healthy smile. One adult dies every hour from oral cancer in the United States alone. However, when identified in the initial stages, treatment can begin more quickly, leading to higher success rates and less invasive procedures.

Dr. Vasquez recommends annual oral cancer screenings to ensure early detection of any potential cancers. During your screening, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth, throat, lips, gums, and tongue for any abnormalities. It’s essential to communicate any symptoms you may have experienced, including pain or difficulty with speaking, swallowing, or moving your jaw or tongue, sensations of something caught in your throat, sore throat without sinus symptoms, lumps or swellings, drastic weight loss, white or red patches, mouth sores that don’t heal, unexplained ear pain, or unexplained bleeding.

Certain factors can increase the risk of developing oral cancer, including being male, tobacco use, genetic predisposition, sun exposure, an unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Don’t delay in prioritizing your oral health. Contact Serenity Dental Studio today to schedule your oral cancer screening with Dr. Angel Vasquez. Early detection is key to maintaining a healthy smile.