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Understanding the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings

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A Pivotal Step in Oral Health Prevention

At Crown Dental Inglewood, Dr. Barooty and Dr. Bandary emphasize the vital role of oral cancer screenings in maintaining overall health. Located at 1295 S La Brea Ave #101, Inglewood, CA, our practice is dedicated to early detection and education about oral cancer risks. This blog aims to enhance understanding of why regular screenings are crucial and how they can save lives.

The Significance of Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer, encompassing cancers of the mouth and upper throat, can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. The American Dental Association highlights the importance of regular oral cancer screenings as part of your dental check-ups. In this section, we will explore how these screenings are a proactive measure in identifying signs of cancer often before symptoms become apparent to the patient.

What Happens During an Oral Cancer Screening?

During your visit to Crown Dental Inglewood, either Dr. Barooty or Dr. Bandary will perform a thorough oral cancer screening. This includes a visual inspection of your mouth and palpation of your jaw and neck to check for lumps or abnormalities. We aim to detect any signs of oral cancer early, when the condition is most treatable.

Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

Understanding risk factors is crucial in preventing oral cancer. This includes tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive sun exposure to the lips, and the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). We’ll discuss how lifestyle changes can reduce your risk and why everyone, regardless of lifestyle, should undergo regular screenings, reflecting the guidelines of the Oral Cancer Foundation.

The Benefits of Early Detection

Early detection of oral cancer significantly increases the chances of successful treatment and survival. This section of the blog will underline the benefits of catching the disease in its initial stages and how regular check-ups with Crown Dental Inglewood play a critical role in early detection efforts.

Commitment to Comprehensive Care

Dr. Barooty, Dr. Bandary, and the team at Crown Dental Inglewood are committed to providing comprehensive dental care that includes essential oral cancer screenings. We encourage all our patients to understand the importance of these screenings as part of their regular dental care routine.

For more information on oral cancer screenings or to schedule your next appointment, contact Crown Dental Inglewood at (310) 672-0129 or visit our office. Take a proactive step in maintaining both your oral and overall health. Learn more about our services and meet our dedicated team by visiting Crown Dental Inglewood.