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How often should you be screened for oral cancer. In the United States, over 40,000 people will be identified with oral cancer every year. If you begin to notice anything off with your oral health, get a checkup or cancer screening immediately, as the sooner cancer is detected the more likely you are to recover.

Listed below are the most common indicators of oral cancer:


– Deviations with your teeth’s alignment, including how well they align and how well you can open and close your mouth.

– An everlasting sore throat or change in your voice that does not go away.

– A feeling that something is wedged in the back of your throat could be a sign of oral cancer.

– Injuries in your mouth, neck, or face that do not heal after 2 weeks that continue to bleed easily.

– Uncommon degrees of difficulty chewing, speaking, eating, or swallowing.

– Ear pain is detected, or there is numbness and loss of feeling in the mouth and areas around the face and neck.

– There are white, red, or speckled squares in the mouth.

– Unusual bleeding can be noticed in the mouth.

– Noticeable signs of bumps, lumps, rough spots, crusts, swelling, or eroded areas in your mouth.

– Heavy weight loss could be a sign of cancer.

No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at Mid-Valley Dental Care can help. Dr. Terence Lau and our team can give you an oral cancer screening or a comprehensive oral examination. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Northridge, California, call us at 818-886-3500. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!