Did you know that oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, accounting for 40,000 newly diagnosed cancers each year? As part of Dental Partners of Boston's comprehensive general dentistry services, our skilled Boston dentists perform free oral cancer screening and examinations during your routine check-ups. It's just one of the many special services that we offer our patients — and one of the reasons why people from all over New England choose the multi-specialty dentists at Dental Partners of Boston for their dental care.
Oral cancer often starts as a tiny, unnoticed white or red spot or sore anywhere in the mouth. It can affect any area of the oral cavity including the lips, gum tissue, cheek lining, tongue, and the hard or soft palate. Regular dental check-ups, including an examination of the entire mouth, can detect cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.
Maria E. Cardenas
B.D.S., D.M.D., M.M.Sc