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You probably know that there are several steps you should take to keep your teeth strong and healthy. For instance, you probably understand that brushing and flossing your teeth are very important. You may also understand that you should schedule regular checkups with our team. During these checkups, we’ll assess the health of your mouth and look for common symptoms of several issues, including oral cancer.

As you probably know, oral cancer can become quite a serious issue if it isn’t treated. Furthermore, like most types of cancer, oral cancer is best treated more often if it’s identified in its earlier stages. In other words, if you visit our dental team regularly, we’ll be able to help you diagnose oral cancer before it gets too serious. In general, there are other symptoms you should watch for, such as a strange bump, tender or swollen gums, and bleeding in your mouth.

Luckily, you can do a number of things—and avoid doing other things—if you are interested in keeping your teeth healthy. For instance, would you be interested in learning that smoking and drinking alcohol may actually make you much more vulnerable to oral cancer? You can also try to follow a balanced diet to avoid oral cancer.

To hear more about the care you can receive from us, or to learn more about recognizing or preventing oral cancer in Farmington, New Mexico, please feel free to give The Dental Studio on 30th a call at 505.592.0477. Our dentist, Dr. Brett Riche, and the rest of our team will be happy to assess your teeth and gums and to offer you personalized advice.