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As we age, our bodies go through many changes and oftentimes, people are at higher risk for cancers, especially if you use tobacco or excessive alcohol. That is why, our team here at Campbell Dental Care in Campbell, California, is happy to talk to you about oral cancer, so you can address it if it ever appears.

Oral cancer can happen in your lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, floor or roof of your mouth and even in your throat. Despite their wide range of locations, there are symptoms to watch out for such as red or white patches, pain, tenderness, sores or irritations that won’t go away, a lump, difficulty swallowing or chewing, difficulty in talking, and even a change in your dental alignment.

Did you know, during your oral health exam every six months, your dentist, Dr. Catalina Phan will check you for signs of oral cancer? Yes, it’s true! That is one of the central reasons your regular dental checkup should not be skipped. If you do find anything suspicious, make sure to call our office right away to schedule an appointment, so we can treat it right away.

If you still have questions about oral cancer or think it may be time for you to have a dental check-up, please call us today at 408-364-1122 to set up an appointment. Our devoted and expert staff is happy to assist you in any way we can to help you with your oral health.