November is Mouth Cancer Action Month - giving me a good opportunity to again call attention to this growing problem. Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages and during my dental exam I can see parts of your mouth that you may not easily see yourself.
I hear this all the time when I tell a patient who just had a great check-up that I'll see them in six month - "Really? Six months. But my teeth are healthy." Instead of a waste of time and money - I invite you to look at that exam as 30 minutes that can have a real impact on your teeth, your overall health, and your wallet.