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Thomas J. Skleba, DDS, FAGD

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Published on April 6th, 2017

Approximately 49,750 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Awareness of oral cancer in the American public is low. Over 132 new people in the United States each day will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer. As your local family dental care provider in Cary IL, we have compiled a list of ways to take action against oral cancer in honor of oral cancer awareness month. At Cary Dental Associates, the health and safety of our patients are of the utmost importance to us.

Take Action Against Oral Cancer

  1. Brush & floss your teeth regularly. When your mouth is not healthy your immune system will prevent your body from fighting off potential cancers.
  2. Drink alcohol in moderation. The risk of developing oral cancer will increase with the amount and length of time alcohol and tobacco products are used. Limit yourself to one or two drinks per day.
  3. Do NOT smoke or chew any type of tobacco product. Even if you are not an occasional smoker, make it stop.
  4. Limit sun exposure. Are you remembering to apply sunscreen to your lips? Use UV-A/B sun protection on your lips whenever you are in sunlight. When you are repeatedly exposed to the sun you are increasing your risk of cancer on the lips.
  5. Regular exercise. Living an active lifestyle will help to boost your immune system and fight cancer.
  6. Family dental care in Cary IL. In order to notice early signs of oral cancer, it is important that you visit your dentist regularly (at least every 6 months).

Family Dental Care In Cary IL

Join us this April for oral cancer awareness month, request your appointment today. Here at Cary Dental Associates, we are dedicated to providing family and cosmetic dentistry to the Cary and Crystal Lake, IL area.

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