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Did you know that you should schedule dental check-ups with our team regularly? While there are many benefits to dental checkups, would you be surprised to learn that we can remove more plaque from your pearly whites than you can alone? Of course, you probably know that our dental team will search for any signs of trouble—but are you aware that we may be able to recognize the different signs of oral cancer?

As you may have already known, identifying oral cancer early is very important because cancer treatments are more likely to be this effective if the cancer is identified in its early stages. In general, you might also be able to recognize some of these signs on your own. For example, are you aware that swollen gums, unexplained oral bleeding, or a persistent sore could all be signs of oral cancer?

Sadly, there are many different things that can leave you more vulnerable to getting oral cancer. For instance, are you aware that men are actually twice as likely to get oral cancer as women are? Still, there are a number of things you can avoid doing—including drinking and smoking—if you’d like to reduce your odds of getting this serious disease.

To hear more about coping with oral cancer in Greenwood, Indiana, we invite you to contact Stones Crossing Dentistry at 317.535.3940. Our dentist, Dr. Aaron Wilkins, and our entire team will gladly examine your teeth and gums for signs of problems. We look forward to receiving your call.