At Newman Family Dentistry, we know that your oral health is important every month of the year. As your Indianapolis family dentist, we are committed to keeping you updated on what goes on in the oral health world every day, week, and month of the year!
But, April is a particularly special month in the world of oral hygiene as it is Oral Health Awareness Month. This makes April the perfect time for us to remind our patients on the important and long-reaching impacts of having good oral hygiene. This also means April is a great month for you to look back on the last time you had a checkup or cleaning and evaluate if you are due for stopping in to make sure your oral health is in order.
Along with making sure you have good overall oral hygiene, Oral Health Awareness Month focuses on the risks and reality of oral cancer and how to prevent and screen for it. At Newman Family Dentistry, we take our role of educating the public on these issues seriously. We want our patients to know that oral cancer is a dangerous disease that is very preventable with regular, consistent oral health practices.
Best Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer
The best way to prevent oral cancer is by opportunistic screening. This is how we catch any signs of oral cancer early and make sure this does not become a deadly problem. The best way to make sure your oral health is in order is to incorporate smart choices into your life related to oral health. These practices include the things you should incorporate into your daily routine. Such as:
- Not eating foods that are rough on your teeth.
- Taking care of braces if you have them.
Oral health awareness also includes a focus on remembering to make a visit to the dentist every six months for a dental checkup and exam. Also, if you notice any pain or other strange oral health symptoms, it is recommend to make an appointment. We can screen for oral cancer at your regular visits or any other time you come in.
We are committed to giving you high quality service as your Indianapolis family dentist. At Newman Family Dentistry, we make it our goal to provide a positive, comfortable experience at the dentist. We want to help educate our patients and help them make smart, knowledgeable choices about their oral hygiene.