DENTISTS: The First Line of Defense

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Posted on October 15, 2015 by Bearable

Many people see their dentist or dental hygienist more frequently than their personal physician. That means seeing your dentist may be the first to discover a person has oral cancer. Your Bearable Dentistry dentist includes an oral cancer screening in each comprehensive dental exam. According to ADA spokeswoman Dr Alice Boghosian “oral and throat cancers are on the rise”. Te human papillomavirus (HPV) may be a contributing cause in the increase of oral cancers. Other risk factors include alcohol and tobacco use. Be sure to speak to your Bearable Dentistry dental professional about your risk factors.

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