Centerton Dental Practice Promotes Awareness of Oral Cancer

Holman Family Dentistry Encourages Awareness and Prevention of Oral Cancer in April

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. As such, Holman Family Dentistry, a leading dental practice in Centerton, Ark., encourages the education and awareness of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, so as to help prevent and treat the disease, going forward.

Oral and oropharyngeal (cancer of the mouth and upper throat) cancers collectively kill nearly one person every hour of every day of the year, according to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS). Of the people newly diagnosed with these cancers, only about 60 percent will live longer than five years. Moreover, many who do survive suffer long-term problems such as severe facial disfigurement or difficulties eating and speaking. The death rate associated with oral and oropharyngeal cancers remains particularly high because the cancers are routinely discovered late in its development, according to the AAOMS.

Some prevention methods that may be used to reduce the risk of oral cancer are: abstaining from tobacco use, limiting alcohol use, staying out of direct sunlight, always using SPF 30 (or higher) lip balm, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

For early detection, it is recommended to undergo an oral cancer screening at regular dental check-ups and to examine one’s mouth for irregularities, monthly, according to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Holman Family Dentistry is a family-oriented practice, with a personable team of professionals, offering comprehensive dental care. The dentistry offers a wide-range of services including: cleanings and routine examinations, fillings, root canals, crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and more. Dr. Holman is native to Northwest Arkansas and is dedicated to improving the community through continued engagement and excellence in dental care.

Providing up-to-date technologies and an array of services, Holman Family Dentistry is Northwest Arkansas’ primary dental clinic.


Holman Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice located in Centerton, Ark. Dr. Holman and his team of professionals strive to offer patients the best possible care in a calm, comfortable environment. Holman Family Dentistry offers services in routine examinations, root canals, fillings, emergency dental care, crowns, bridges, cleanings, cosmetic dentistry and more. No matter what your dental need may be, Holman Family Dentistry can help you today.

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