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Oral cancer is not something to take lightly. Cancer in any place on or in your body can oftentimes be fatal, especially when ignored and not addressed. That is why our team here at Ling Family Dentistry in Blaine, Minnesota, wants to provide you with some basic information on oral cancer, so you know what it is and how to treat it should this ever happen to you.

Oral cancer can begin anywhere in your mouth, lips, cheeks, teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and the roof or floor of your mouth. Did you know, studies have shown that the oral cavity also known as your mouth, is the key to a healthy body? There have also been studies to prove your oral health is linked to conditions like heart disease and strokes, along with other health conditions. That is why keeping good care of your mouth can help save your life in the long run.

Like all cancer, it can develop in different places and you find it in different stages. The earlier it is found and addressed, the better chances you have at overcoming it. That is why, Dr. Michael Ling does an oral cancer screening every time you come in for your dental checkup, so you can feel safe and assured. Keeping up with these appointments are also important for your oral health and important for discovering cancer early should it exist.

If you feel it’s time for a dental checkup and would like an oral cancer screening, please call us today at 763-784-1993 to set up an appointment. Our dental team is happy to talk to you and help you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.