Head and neck cancers, such as oral cancer, have become some of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. While smoking is one cause of oral cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) is another, and HPV is on the rise.

Oral cancer often doesn’t have symptoms in its early stages and can be deadly because it’s caught at an advanced stage. This is why every exam at Dental Health Associates includes visual and manual oral cancer screening. Our dentists will check for early signs of oral cancer, such as unexplained swelling or very small lesions that you might not be aware of. Please let us know if you or anyone in your family has a history of oral cancer.