Oral Cancer Screenings Mississauga
Oral cancer screenings are an important part of preventive dental care. If you haven’t had an oral cancer screening recently, our dentist in Mississauga, ON can help.
In addition to regular cleanings and exams, you should have regular oral cancer screenings. In Mississauga, our dentist can notice signs of oral cancer early, helping treatment and recovery work better.
Who Needs Oral Cancer Screenings?
If you are 20 or older, you should start having oral cancer screenings. If you are 20 to 30 years old, you should have an oral cancer screening every three years. If you are over the age of 40, you should have an oral cancer screening every year. This is because your risk of developing oral cancer increases as you age.
Contact a dentist near you to find oral cancer screenings near you.
What Happens at an Oral Cancer Screening?
If you haven’t had an oral cancer screening before, you might be anxious about the appointment. It might help you to know what the screening entails before you go to the appointment.
At Smile Horizons Dental Arts, you will have a basic oral cancer screening during each of your regular exams. Dr. Hytham Elwi will look for signs of oral cancer, such as lumps and spots. In addition to looking inside your mouth, our dentist will look at your lips.
Sometimes, a more thorough screening is done. Our dentist will rinse your mouth with blue dye. This is absorbed by abnormal cells, which makes it easier for the dentist to see them and examine them. Depending on the results of the dye test, a biopsy may be necessary.
It’s important to keep up with oral cancer screenings so the dentist can catch the cancer early. This increases the success rates of treatment.
What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?
Oral cancer is a sore in the mouth. In addition to the mouth, oral cancer can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks, and other areas. If you haven’t had an oral cancer screening in a while, it may be time for you to set up an appointment. Give Dr. Hytham Elwi at Smile Horizons Dental Arts a call today.
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Our Distinguished Dentist in Mississauga
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!
Dr. Hytham Elwi
MSc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, DDS
Dr. Hytham Elwi is a highly qualified dentist with a specialization in Prosthodontic Dentistry. He obtained his DDS degree in 1993 and later completed an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. With over 12 years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Elwi developed a special interest in implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Elwi's expertise lies in full mouth rehabilitation cases, and he has a confident approach in handling them. He is a registered member of prestigious organizations such as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Former member of American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Jordanian Implant Dentistry Commission (JIDC). Additionally, he has been an active member of various overseas study groups and associations.
Having moved to Canada in 2015, Dr. Elwi has worked in multiple dental clinics in Ontario, utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience to provide exceptional dental services. He is not only dedicated to his profession but also a proud father of four boys who share his passion for sports and music.