Babylon Dental Care is taking a proactive approach in raising awareness about the importance of early detection in treating oral cancer. In honor of Oral Cancer Action Month in November, the clinic is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings with every hygiene checkup, not just during this month, but every month. This initiative highlights their commitment to patient health and underscores the significance of regular dental visits.
According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer affects over 54,000 individuals in the United States each year, with a surprising 1 in 5 diagnosed individuals under the age of 55. It is a serious condition that can be life-threatening, impacting various parts of the mouth such as the tongue, cheeks, throat, tonsils, and the floor of the mouth. Early detection is crucial for effective intervention and treatment.
During an oral cancer screening, the hygienist or dentist thoroughly examines the mouth, tongue, cheeks, throat, tonsils, and the floor of the mouth for any signs of concern, such as red or white patches, sores, or abnormalities. Additionally, they check the head and neck region for any lumps or bumps. If anything suspicious is detected, detailed notes are made, and further evaluation may be recommended. Detecting oral cancer at an early stage significantly increases the chances of successful treatment.
Jaclyn Cooper, the clinical director of Babylon Dental Care, stresses the importance of regular screenings and dental visits. She emphasizes that these visits are not only beneficial for maintaining oral health but also essential for identifying oral cancer in its early stages. Early detection is the key to saving lives and ensuring the most effective treatment outcomes.
To commemorate Oral Cancer Action Month, Babylon Dental Care invites the Long Island community to take advantage of free oral cancer screenings. By offering these screenings, the clinic reaffirms its dedication to patient health and its commitment to fighting against oral cancer. Appointments can be conveniently scheduled online, and Babylon Dental Care encourages everyone to spread awareness about the significance of oral cancer screening among their friends and family.
Babylon Dental Care has been providing high-quality dental care to the Long Island community since 1983. With two convenient locations in Patchogue and West Babylon, the clinic is committed to offering accessible dental services to the community. More information about Babylon Dental Care and their services can be found on their website.