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One important reason to make regular visits to your dentist office in Denver is for oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer screenings typically occur during a dentist checkup, and since oral cancer may not cause symptoms until it has progressed, they can save lives. Watch this video to learn more.

Oral cancer may cause a flat, red or white patch in the mouth that you may not be noticeable until your dentist is performing an exam. In some cases, oral cancer can also cause sores that don’t heal. If you notice any kind of discoloration on your gums, tongue, or cheeks, or if you have a sore that doesn’t heal, see your dentist for an evaluation. Although other conditions, like periodontitis, can cause similar symptoms, the only way to know for sure is to visit your dental office.