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If you are one who wishes to fight oral cancer as much as possible, our Rice Dentistry of Nellysford team recommends staying away from tobacco products, having a good diet, and getting oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings are extremely beneficial. They can help you identify the disease at the early stages of development. There are other reasons why you should get an oral cancer screening, and those reasons are:

It is easy- An oral cancer screening is easier than you think. All the screening requires is an oral examination of your lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, and throat. Your dentist will simply check for signs of oral cancer and will take additional steps if necessary. This process can be completed during your regular dental cleaning and exam.

It can save your life- When oral cancer screenings are performed on a regular basis, the chances of catching the disease early increases, which can save your life. The earlier the disease is identified, the earlier it can be treated.

It is inexpensive- When the oral cancer screening is included in your regular dental exam, there is no extra fee. The only time you may need to pay extra is when cancer is found and further treatment is necessary.

So, now that you know all about oral cancer screenings, we recommend calling 434-218-7020 and scheduling an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Jennifer Rice, and Dr. James Rice, as soon as possible. We are more than happy to meet with you, examine your oral cavity, and inform you on the status of your health. We look forward to helping you!