Oral Cancer: Know The Facts [BLOG]

Tocci Dental Associates Dental Technology - Wellesley, MA Dentist

If you are looking for a dentist in Wellesley, MA that you can trust to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking its best, you have landed at just the right place. We have been treating patients well and making sure folks feel like smiling big, for decades now.


You see, the team here at Tocci Dental Associates takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry at our office. That means, come what may, we’ll be here for you at every stage of life, ready to do a whole lot more for the good of your oral health than just cleaning your teeth every six months.


In fact, our thorough examination process includes screening you for oral cancer, which is a pretty big deal. Since this is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, today we’d like to tell you what to look for and what to steer clear of in the future. Please keep reading, and then be sure to call us at 781-304-8172 to request your next preventive teeth cleaning and exam.


Knowing The Warning Signs


It often takes a professional eye to detect serious issues that are unfolding in your mouth. That said, if you ever notice white, red, or speckled lumpy spots; sores; raised bumps; open wounds; ulcers; bleeding in the mouth; pain when swallowing; difficulty moving your jaw; or any such thing, be sure to let us know right away. You are the one keeping up with your oral health hygiene routine on a daily basis, so you will have to be on the lookout for any signs of trouble. As with any dental issue, early detection is the key to survival, and an easier treatment experience.


Minimizing The Risk Factors


There are certain things you can do, or refrain from doing, that will be beneficial to your health in the long run. Oral cancer is nothing to take lightly. So, be mindful of the following risk factors!


  • Use of tobacco products: if you don’t use them, don’t start!
  • Consumption of alcohol: moderation is key, but abstinence is better.
  • Eating junk food: making healthy diet choices can help with prevention.
  • Overexposure to the Sun: always use protection like a high SPF sunscreen.
  • Family history of cancer: if you know it runs in the family, get checked often.


Call Today To Preserve Your Healthy Smile!


Knowing the warning signs, minimizing your risk factors, and coming to our Wellesley, MA dentist’s office every 3-6 months will help keep you cancer-free and worry-free because Dr. Tocci and the rest of our team have invested heavily in the tools, training, and technology that matter.


Call Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA right away at 781-304-8172 or fill out our convenient online form to request an appointment. We make it as easy as we can for you to book some time with us by offering early morning and evening hours. We’re open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And, unlike some other general dentists in the area, we even offer Friday hours.