Posted by: Dealon Dental - A DC Dental Company | April 18, 2011

Oral Cancer Awareness Month and Dentist Supplies

April is National Oral Cancer month. More than 37,000 people have one of the cancers that grow in the mouth, in the back of the mouth, or oropharynx, or on the lips. Most people develop oral cancer from long term use of alcohol or tobacco and from a failure to use dental supplies and dental hygiene products properly. But it can also be contracted from the HPV-16 virus. And a much smaller percentage of folks get oral cancer from a genetic predisposition.

Approximately one person dies every hour of every day from oral cancer. And while survival rates are good for those who find the cancer early (80-90%), most cases are found quite late for a result of about a 45% mortality rate five years after diagnosis. Most of these cases are not diagnosed until late due to a failure to attend screenings.

So go get checked this month and play it safe. Checkups are part of maintenance. There’s no point in assuming that you don’t have a disease. Dealon Dental is a dental supplier that offers dental supplies online for the detection, prevention and/or maintenance of oral cancer. Since nothing bad can come from it, schedule an appointment for a cleaning with dental supplies or see your medical professional today.

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