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The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

As hard as we try to keep certain worrying thoughts pushed to the back of our minds, most people are still well aware of the dangers and risks that are a sad but inherent part of day-to-day life, including a countless number of health issues that can arise. Sadly, for a lot of diseases, like cancer, a lot of people do not even know that they have it until their symptoms become very pronounced and the disease has spread. 

At McBride Dental, however, we provide our patients the reassuring opportunity to experience the peace of mind that comes with a clean bill of health following an oral cancer screening or the opportunity for a more effective treatment due to oral cancer being caught in the early stages. 

Oral Cancer Screenings

The Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

During your routine 6-month dental check-up, our dental professionals are able to offer you an oral cancer screening performed at the same time. An oral cancer screening is a very simple action that could potentially save a life. 

Even though oral cancer is a disease that not too many people give a lot of thought to, it is a very common form of the disease. For instance, as reported by the Oral Cancer Foundation, every hour, one victim in the United States dies from oral cancer. 

This horrible form of cancer can affect anyone of any age, no matter their oral care routine or whether or not their teeth look well cared for. Consequently, it is important that you and the members of your family get a routine cancer screening two times a year. In spite of what many people seem to think, they are painless, quick, and non-evasive.

Why is Cancer Screening Important?

Detecting cancer early is crucial due to the fact that it paves the way for early treatment. The main reason that any form of cancer kills as many people as it does is that by the time the patient learns that they have it, it is too late for many effective treatments.   

At McBride Dental, we want to help you and your family do everything possible to have and preserve healthy teeth and gums. By scheduling regular appointments with your California family dentist and practicing the oral care techniques we teach you, your whole family will easily maintain teeth that are healthy, strong, and effective.

The San Marcos offices of Dr. Michael McBride are staffed with reputable, professional San Diego dentists that are ready to address any concerns you may have regarding common dental procedures, as well as preventative, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry. We also provide sedation dentistry treatments as an option for our patients with severe dental anxiety.

It is our job to help you and your family establish healthy dental habits to make sure that your teeth will always be there when you need them and your smile will always look great.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a San Marcos dentist, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a trained member of our dental staff today.

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