Cooper Family Dentistry Urges For the Prevention and Awareness of Oral Cancer in April
JACKSONVILLE, Ark., April 17, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Cooper Family Dentistry, located in Jacksonville, Arkansas, encourages residents to join in the observation of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April.
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.
Symptoms of mouth cancer may include a sore that doesn’t heal, a sore that bleeds, a growth or thickening of the skin or lining of your mouth, loose teeth, poorly fitting dentures, tongue pain, jaw pain or stiffness, difficult or painful chewing, difficult or painful swallowing and a sore throat, according to the Mayo Clinic.
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.
Cooper Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice led by father-son duo, Dr. James Cooper and, son, Dr. Jordan Cooper. The team is focused on providing quality dental care and helping all patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr. Rachel Baker is an important part of the Cooper Family Dentistry team of dentists, providing comprehensive dentistry with a focus on dental implants.
Cooper Family Dentistry offers an array of services from comprehensive/preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorations, dental implants, to oral/maxillofacial surgery and more.
Cooper Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice located in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Cooper Family Dentistry is a family operated dental clinic, led by a father-son duo, which is devoted to restoring the natural beauty of your teeth. Services offered include a wide array of procedures ranging from comprehensive/preventive care, cosmetic dentistry, restorations to oral surgery and more. Cooper Family Dentistry is dedicated to giving patients a reason to smile.
To learn more about Cooper Family Dentistry, please visit: www.coopersmiles.com
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