Oral Cancer Screenings

Preventative Dental Care, Including Oral Cancer Screenings

Screenings For Oral Cancer In Lewiston, ME | Dental Health Checkups And Preventative Care

Mouth and tooth care performed by your Aspire Family Dentistry dental professionals can identify signs of oral cancer before they have time to spread. This allows timely treatment and lessens the impact of oral cancer on overall health. 

Oral cancer usually shows up as small, red or white sores inside the mouth. They may be located on the cheek lining, gum tissue, lives, and the soft/hard palate. Oral cancer screenings will show evidence (or not) of precancerous and cancerous areas. It’s a serious disease, one that can have long-term health ramifications and even be fatal if not treated.

Detecting Oral Cancer Early

The earlier cancer in the mouth is discovered, the stronger course of remedies may be enacted. Aspire Family Dentistry is here in Waterville to do our best to contribute to the area’s dental health, and this is a treatable disease that we take very seriously. You should, too. 

We care about your lasting dental health and oral cancer screening is an important component of overall oral health. This disease can be treated: don’t wait around.

Screening for Oral Cancer: Why?

Screenings identify abnormal or precancerous lesions in the mouth. Early-stage, immature lesions may be diagnosed and extracted. 

If at high risk of oral cancer through various factors, patients should receive oral cancer screenings at least every six months.

Those risk factors include:
  • History of oral cancer in the family.
  • A previous oral cancer diagnosis.
    Tobacco use of whatever type.
  • Alcohol abuse.
  • High sun exposure.

Unfortunately, national statistics show an increase in mouth and throat cancer in recent years. Though oral cancer shouldn’t be a cause for unnecessary anxiety, let us make the call so you can live your best life.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

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I had an unfortunate event (broken tooth) and a co-worker recommended Aspire. I couldn't be happier with the experience I have had - from the wonderful receptionist, amazing hygienist and ultimately Dr. Lee's mannerisms!! Everyone was so helpful, pleasant and understanding. They were able to get me right in and fix my tooth the same day!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a comforting staff that makes you feel safe in these crazy times!
April W.
"I was seen promptly and quickly put at ease with the Dr's kind gentle manner. Let's face it.....no one likes having to go to the dentist right? It was a great experience, no pressure and I was given "options" which really made me feel in control......I really appreciated that. With state of the art equipment, a clean professional office and excellent staff (thanks Linda!") I would HIGHLY recommend this office."
Lisa Y.
I always have the best experience at Aspire Family Dentistry, they all truly care for their patients at the highest level. All of the hygienists are super friendly, and very good at what they do. Dr. Lee always lightens the mood with chit chat and jokes - not to mention he is the best dentist I have ever had the pleasure of being a customer of. Also, I think the addition of the Television and the screen that shows the x-rays of your teeth is awesome! 10/10. Would recommend to everyone!
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