As your Dentists In Brisbane, we check your mouth for cavities and signs of gum disease whenever you come in for your regular thorough dental examination.
Some people, however, are not aware of the life-saving screening their local dentist performs during these regular visits.
While carefully checking teeth and gums for any signs of dental and periodontal diseases, your local Dentists In Brisbane screen your mouth for any possible signs of oral cancer also.
An average of three Australians are diagnosed with oral cancer every day.
This number makes more than 6 percent of all recorded cancers in the country. Unfortunately, the death rate from oral cancer is quite high. This is because oral cancer often progresses undetected until it is already too late. Oral cancer, however, is easily cured when detected early enough. In fact, early detection makes for a stunning 90% chance of survival.