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Cancer is a word no one likes to hear. However, the threat of it looming can be much closer than you think if you are putting yourself at risk for it every day. Your oral health is an integral part of your overall health and can fall victim to oral cancer. If left untreated, you could be setting yourself up for fatal consequences.

Our dentist, Dr. Derek Takai, offers an oral cancer screening with every dental check-up visit. That is why our office in Honolulu, Hawaii, is happy to assist you with information on the importance of oral cancer screenings.

Tobacco and alcohol use can increase your chances of oral cancer. Many people have heard of the association, and connection tobacco has on the health of your lungs, but the health of your throat and mouth are at risk of falling victim to cancer too. Luckily, your dentist offers an oral cancer screening with every dental checkup, so every six months you can feel safe about your oral health.

When it comes to cancer, the earlier it is found, the higher your chances are to overcome it successfully. That is why having a dental screening every six months can be beneficial to your health in many ways. By neglecting your dental visits, you could be missing warning signs of oral cancer to catch it early.

If you have any need for a dental checkup, or if you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 808-732-1424 to make an appointment. Our dental team is happy to take you into our care and assist you with your oral health needs.