Each year, over 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or throat cancers. Early diagnosis can lead to successful treatment and a much better survival rate, and oral cancers are rarely found through self-examinations. By diagnosing oral cancers early, the survival rate is 80-90% improved. That’s where our dentist at Smiley Dental can help – we proudly provide oral cancer screenings during exams and cleanings so you can be sure that should an issue arise, it is discovered quickly and can be addressed.
It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children about oral hygiene and the proper way to maintain it from a young age. If started early this training would go a long way in preventing oral problems in a person for an entire lifetime. Not only will it give them the confidence of having good oral health but will also enable them to identify probable problems if any, and treat it at the right time to avoid further damages. Though children are forever scared of dentists, it is to be ingrained in them that regular visits to the dentist is a must and forms a part of the normal and overall health check up of an individual.