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Are you interested in oral cancer screenings? If so, you have come to the right place! Oral cancer is serious and can happen to anyone. That is why understanding the condition can help you recognize it and find it early.

Oral cancer screenings take place during your semiannual checkup with your dentists, Drs. McKinley and McKinley-Holloway. That is because the earlier any cancer is found, the better the chances are at overcoming it. Oral cancer is serious and can threaten your life. Knowing what to look for when it comes to cancer can also help, so you know when to come into the dentists.

Some signs of oral cancer include common things like toothaches. If this goes for a long period of time and don’t seem to get better, come into our office in Shelby Township, Michigan, so we can give you a screening. Other symptoms include mouth sores, persistent pain in your mouth or throat, a lump or thick cheek, difficulty swallowing or chewing, white or red patches, numbness, voice changes, persistent bad breath, and even difficulty moving your tongue or jaw.

As you can see, oral cancer is not something to take lightly. It can be fatal, especially when ignored and left untreated. If you feel it’s time for your dental checkup and would like an oral cancer screening, please call us today at 586-685-0880. We are always happy to help keep your smile healthy.