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There are many reasons why you should get an oral cancer screening each time you visit your dentist, Dr. Healy, for a checkup. Oral cancer screenings are very beneficial for you, your smile, your oral health and your entire health. To help you know why you should get an oral cancer screening, our dentist is happy to list some reasons why you should consider it. Those reasons are because it:

-Is easy: All your dentist will do is visually inspect the smile and oral tissues for signs of oral cancer, like red or white patches. This can be done during your regular exam. Sometimes your dentist checks for signs without you even knowing!

-Can save your life: Because you attend your checkups every six months, your dentist can examine your mouth for oral cancer every six months. This increases the chances of catching the oral cancer at the early stages of development. This can improve your chances of eliminating the cancer.

-Is inexpensive: Most insurances cover preventive treatments. Because oral cancer screenings are preventive, they are free!

For more information and details about oral cancer screenings in Santa Maria, California, please contact Richard Healy DDS today at 805-928-3928. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to help you, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to giving you the information you’re looking for!