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It’s April and It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

It’s April and It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month!

We invite you to hurry into our office for your oral cancer screening! This very silent and very deadly disease is becoming more commonly diagnosed which is why it has become a national campaign to spread awareness. Oral cancer is often asymptomatic; this means that many patients that have the disease may not even know it. As a precaution and preventative measure, every person who visits our Glendale dental office gets an oral cancer screening. It is also part of our regular check-ups!

Every year, close to 50,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with oral cancer and close to 10,000 of those cases result in death. Early detection of oral cancer is key in survival. This is why it is vital that you are screened regularly. In between these visit, patients are encouraged to look for:

  • Areas of discoloration in mouth tissues
  • Lesions that do not heal in 14 days
  • Lumps or masses felt in cheeks or mouth tissues
  • Hoarseness that lasts more than a week
  • Numbness in any region of the face, neck or mouth

 

Please contact our dental office for your oral cancer screening. This visit is imperative to your health and could save your life. We look forward to seeing you!

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Dr. Carlos C. Garcia, DDS

Dr. Carlos C. Garcia is a leading dentist in Glendale CA. Having first earned a DDS from Brazil’s prestigious State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1997, he received his license to practice there. Dr. Garcia then attended the University of Southern California’s School of Dentistry where he earned a dual DDS degree. Not only did he graduate with honors at both institutions but has also served as a teaching assistant! Today, with over twenty-three years of experience as a general and cosmetic dentist, he prides in providing quality dental care experiences to his Glendale patients through Bright Smiles Dental Studio. His specialty lies in dental implants, complex smile makeovers, and full mouth restorations using modern and innovative technologies and techniques. Dr. Garcia has been nominated for membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Science Program for Excellence in Science.

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