This Carmel, IN Dental Clinic Prioritizes Oral Cancer
Screenings During Checkups
Linderman Dentistry, a full-service family dentist located in Carmel, Indiana, has
released a report that encourages residents to prioritize routine dental checkups
to help screen for the beginning signs of oral cancer.
Cancer remains the second leading cause of
death among Americans.
This is why semi-annual dental checkups should
always include oral cancer screenings similar to those
conducted at Linderman Dentistry.
The report explains that oral cancer is
a disease that develops as a result of
abnormal cell growth that can occur
anywhere in the mouth
This includes the tongue, the gums,
inside the cheeks, on the roof or floor
of the mouth, in the tonsils or in
Pointing to statistics published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the
Linderman Dentistry report reveals that 48,330 Americans received a diagnosis of
oral cancer in 2016, 9,570 of which resulted in death.
Research shows that heavy
smokers and heavy drinkers are at
higher risk of developing oral
Other risk factors include prolonged and
repeated sun exposure to the lips, poor diet,
and a history of leukoplakia - a thick, whitish
color patch inside the mouth.
Signs that oral cancer may be developing include persistent mouth sores, pain when
swallowing, loose teeth, sore throat, red or white patches anywhere in the mouth,
persistent swelling, and any unusual pain or stiffness in the mouth, jaw or neck.
The report warns that very early
signs of oral cancer are undetectable
without a thorough professional
Dr. Linderman and his staff hope audiences will
continue to maintain optimal home oral care as
recommended by the American Dental
Association, and, as a proactive preventive
measure, prioritize regular, semi-annual dental
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