When cells invade and cause damage to tissues in the oral cavity, this might be classified as oral cancer, which is a potentially life-threatening condition if not diagnosed early. This is one reason why dental professionals urge patients to commit to regularly scheduled checkups in order to detect and monitor changes in their oral health.
February 4, 2019, has been set aside as World Cancer Day. Its mission is to empower “all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more.” Group Health Dental takes cancer seriously as well. For that reason, during our comprehensive dental checkups,