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Oral Cancer Screening in Brooklin ON

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Oral Cancer Screening in Brooklin & Whitby, ON.

Did you know… oral cancer that is caught early has a survival rate of 80-90%. When not caught early, the survival rate drops to only 30%. That’s why we perform oral cancer screening and testing during your first dental exam with us, and again every 5 years or so.

Approximately 25% of people who get oral cancer are considered low risk for getting it at all. This group includes people who do not smoke, drink in excess or partake in other high risk behaviours. That’s why we screen everybody.

Signs of oral cancer may include:

• White and red spots inside the mouth
• Bleeding in the mouth
• Lumps in your mouth
• Sores or patches in your mouth
• Difficulty swallowing

During the oral cancer test, which takes less than 2 minutes to complete.

We can immediately assess if there are any areas of concern.

If not, the exam is concluded. If we find any areas of concern, we will perform a ‘brush test’ to collect a sample of the suspect area for testing. If the results come back positive, further testing and treatment may be necessary.

To minimize the chances of oral cancer, you should:

• See your dentist regularly
• Avoid smoking
• Minimize alcohol consumption
• Wear sun protection on your lips
• Eat a well balanced diet

Oral cancer screening is part of your overall dental exam. All new patients receive a full exam when they first come in, and all patients receive a full exam every 3-5 years, depending on your personal dental history and health.

Call us today to schedule your complete dental exam at Winchester Dental! Our friendly team will take you through it, step by step.

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Winchester Dental
Family Dental Care in Brooklin ON

16 Winchester Rd E #5
Brooklin, ON
L1M 1B3, Canada

Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: By Appointment only

Phone: (905) 425-4205