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Oral Cancer

The early warning signs often take the shape of lumps, patchy areas, and lesions (or breaks) in the tissues of the mouth. These abnormalities are rarely painful in the early stages, making even self-diagnosis difficult. The best way to take care of your mouth is to routinely visit your dentist in Pembroke Pines and respond quickly to any potential problems that may arise. Surgery may be required to remove a tumor if it is found, and some facial disfigurement could also result.


Some other warning signs of oral cancer include hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, lumps or growths in the throat or neck, and unusual bleeding or persistent sores in the mouth. To effectively prevent oral diseases of any form, visit your dentist in Pembroke Pines regularly and follow the recommended guidelines for oral hygiene and care. One of the biggest causes of oral cancer is tobacco and alcohol use, but certain types of foods-- and even overexposure-- to the sun have also been linked to this disease. Some experts believe certain risk factors are also hereditary. Ultimately, the best defense is regular visits to the dentist, good oral hygiene, and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. 

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