November is a significant month for oral health awareness, as it marks Mouth Cancer Action Month. At American Dental Solutions, we are committed to spreading awareness about this disease and providing vital information on how to take action against it.

Understanding Mouth Cancer

Mouth cancer can affect various parts of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, gums and throat. It can form ulcers, persistent lumps, and even red and white patches. Early detection is crucial, as it greatly increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery.

Risk Factors:
  • Alcohol Consumption: Excessive alcohol consumption can significantly increase the risk of oral cancer.
  • Tobacco Use: Smoking can significantly increase the risk of oral cancer.
  • Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to lip cancer.
Our Role as Dental Professionals:
  • Screening: Regular dental check-ups provide an opportunity to screen for early signs of mouth cancer.
  • Education: Dental professionals can educate patients on the risks that are associated with mouth cancer and how to avoid them.
  • Self-Examinations: Dental professionals can encourage patients to do self-examinations at home. They can show them how to check for unusual changes in their oral tissues.

Mouth Cancer Action Month serves as an important reminder to prioritize your oral health. American Dental Solutions is here to support you in this mission by providing comprehensive dental care, raising awareness, and offering guidance on prevention and early detection.

Visit Our Office

American Dental Solutions wants to help prevent mouth cancer and bring awareness to this important condition. Visit any of our 15 convenient locations in southeast Pennsylvania: six in Berks County, one in Chester County, two in Lancaster County, and six in Montgomery County.

Call 1-844-9Smiles or click here to schedule an appointment online!