10701 Alliance Drive, Suite F
Camby, IN 46113
care@bonnessfamilydentistry.com
(317) 821-1130

Oral Cancer

Oral cancer kills more people nationwide than either cervical or skin (melanoma) cancer, and only half of patients diagnosed will survive more than five years. One American dies every hour from oral cancer. The most common risk factors are tobacco use, frequent high quantity alcohol consumption, constant sunlight exposure, habitual cheek or lip biting, or poorly fitting dentures. Although most oral cancers are found in people who use tobacco and/or drink alcohol excessively, 25 percent of oral cancers occur in people who have no risk factors at all.

Your dentist could very well be your number one soldier in the fight against oral cancer. Statistics show in about 10 percent of patients, dentists notice a problem area even before the patient notices. During a regular dental checkup, your dentist will examine your entire mouth, searching for a flat, painless, white or red spot or small sore. Other signs of oral cancer can include:

Remember to schedule regular checkups for everyone in your family. Two visits per year are recommended for general care. If, between visits, you notice any unusual changes in your mouth, call your dentist immediately. Together you and your dentist can fight and win the battle against oral cancer. For more information about oral cancer, support groups, or treatments, visit www.oralcancerfoundation.org.


Experience personalized dental care for a lifetime of healthy smiles. At Bonness Family Dentistry, our focus is always on you. Call our Camby, IN dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ann Bonness or Dr. Richard Bonness and discover quality care for your family dentistry needs. Our dental practice in Camby serves patients in Mooresville, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Monrovia, Martinsville, and the surrounding areas.

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10701 Alliance Drive, Suite F, Camby, IN 46113 USA
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