Three Ways Your Dentist Can Save Your Life. (One)


If you’re old enough to be sexually active, you’re old enough to be screened for oral cancer says Brian Hill, a cancer survivor and founder of the Oral Cancer Foundation. In most cases, that means having your dentist look for any discolored or misshapen lesions in your mouth, But if you use tobacco, drink heavily, or have had persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections (a leading cause of oral cancer among men), ask us to search your mouth with a Velscope whose blue light causes possibly cancerous lesions to appear black.