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Charming Smiles Dental Center

General Dentistry

 Tel: 786-3606812

​Gema Hernandez-Jerez, D.D.S.

    

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening is currently the best known guard in the fight against oral disease and oral cancer. The occurrence of mucosal abnormalities and pre-cancerous conditions is on the rise and oral health assessment is fast becoming a topic that dental health practitioners must tackle. Most dentists recommend an oral exam during your routine dental visit to screen for oral cancer. During an oral exam, your dentist looks over the inside of your mouth to check for red or white patches or mouth sores. Using gloved hands, your dentist also feels the tissues in your mouth to check for lumps or other abnormalities. Detecting oral abnormalities early leads to more treatment options, potentially less invasive or radical treatments and better patient outcomes.