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During your six-month checkups, you can have your dentist, Dr. Maria Hayes, perform an oral cancer screening. This screening is a great way to detect oral cancer at the early ages and help you maintain a top-notch smile and overall health. There are many reasons why your dentist offers this treatment, and there are many reasons why you should take advantage of it. Those reasons are because it:

-It’s easy: All your dentist will need to do is visually examine the smile for white or red patches and other signs of oral cancer. Your dentist won’t need to use special tools or techniques to examine the mouth. However, if a sign is detected, a biopsy might be necessary. Your dentist will explain the steps that are next.

-It can save your life: Because you attend your checkups every six months, your dentist can examine your mouth for oral cancer every six months. This increases the chances of catching the oral cancer at the early stages of development. This can improve your chances of eliminating the cancer.

-It’s inexpensive: Because oral cancer screenings are preventive treatments, most insurances cover them. So, your oral cancer screening is free!

Do you have any questions about oral cancer screenings in Gaithersburg, Maryland? If so, please contact Alluring Smiles, LLC at 301-637-6155. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!