River Valley Smile Center Advocates For the Awareness Of Oral Cancers in April
Fort Smith, Arkansas , April 17, 2018 (Newswire.com) - River Valley Smile Center, a leading dental practice in Fort Smith, Ark., encourages the community to prioritize the awareness and prevention of oral cancers this month, and throughout the year.
About 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2018, according to statistics released by the American Cancer Society (ACS). An estimated 10,030 people will die of these cancers.
Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers occur most often in the tongue, tonsils, gums, floor of the mouth and other parts of the mouth, according to the ACS. Other areas which may be impacted include the lips and salivary glands.
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.
River Valley Smile Center is a comprehensive dental practice which offers an array of services including: cosmetic and restorative dentistry, whitening, veneers, clear braces, same day crowns, root canals, oral surgery, gum treatment, children’s dentistry, implants and more.
River Valley Smile Center is a comprehensive dental practice located in Fort Smith, Ark. At River Valley Smile Center, patients receive comprehensive treatment plans tailored to help them reach their optimal oral health. What sets River Valley Smile Center apart is the unique way in which the doctors collaborate to ensure patients receive the very best care for each aspect of their treatment. River Valley Smile Center offers services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry, whitening, veneers, clear braces, same day crowns, root canals, oral surgery, gum treatment, children’s dentistry to implants. River Valley Smile Center is accepting new patients.
To learn more about River Valley Smile Center, please visit: http://www.rivervalleysmiles.com/
Source: River Valley Smile Center