A Look at Oral Cancer Self-Screenings

When you visit your dentist for regular checkups, he or she will conduct an oral cancer screening during the examination. This is incredibly important because oral cancer has a high survival rate, if it is detected early. In addition to seeing a dentist near you near Damascus, you should conduct your own oral cancer screenings every month. Watch the video for a step-by-step breakdown of an oral cancer self-screening.

Look at yourself in the mirror; look for changes in color or shape on your neck or face. Use a flashlight to look inside your mouth for any noticeable color changes, sores, or lumps. Use your index finger and run it along all sides of your mouth—cheeks, palate, tongue, lips, and gums. During this process, you are looking for any lumps, tender areas, or changes in color. If you do notice an odd development, see your dentist right away.