According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, more than 48,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year. Of those, just over 50 percent will live more than five years beyond their diagnosis. Unfortunately, oral cancer causes more than 9,500 deaths every year—that’s about one death every hour of every day. A dedicated dental team takes those numbers very seriously. That’s why your dentist in North Dallas conducts an oral cancer screening during each and every dental exam. Read on to learn about the risks and signs of oral cancer and how regular screenings can literally save your life!
As the year draws to a close, many are families are busy with holiday plans, travel, and the stresses of year end work and school tasks. Not to add one more thing to your list of things to do before 2018, but if you haven’t used your annual dental insurance benefits, you may be about to lose them. Make the most of the money you’ve invested in dental insurance by reading on to find out more about benefit plans, insurance networks, and how taking advantage of dental insurance benefits as the year draws to a close is so important.