Chalet Dental Care Emphasizes the Importance of Oral Cancer Screenings in New Blog Post

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 9:58pm UTC

ST. PAUL, MN - Chalet Dental Care, a leading dental practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, has released a comprehensive blog post highlighting the critical role of regular oral cancer screenings in early detection and improved patient outcomes. The post, titled "Oral Cancer: Why Regular Screenings Can Save Your Life," aims to raise awareness about this serious health risk and empower patients to take proactive steps in protecting their oral and overall health.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 58,450 new cases of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2024, with approximately 12,230 deaths resulting from these cancers. Despite advances in treatment, the five-year survival rate for oral cancer remains around 40%, largely due to late-stage discovery.

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In the blog post, Chalet Dental Care emphasizes the unique role dental hygienists play in identifying early signs of oral cancer during routine dental check-ups. The practice strongly encourages patients to prioritize these appointments and provides a detailed overview of what to expect during an oral cancer screening at the dentist.

Additionally, the post shares the importance of empowering patients to take an active role in monitoring their oral health between dental visits. Chalet Dental Care provides a detailed step-by-step guide for performing oral cancer self-exams at home, recommending a monthly self-check using a well-lit mirror. The practice emphasizes the importance of being familiar with the signs and symptoms of oral cancer, such as red or white patches, sores that do not heal, lumps, or thickening of tissues in the mouth. The practice also discusses common risk factors that may increase an individual's likelihood of developing oral cancer, such as tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and HPV infection.

By encouraging patients to conduct regular self-exams and promptly report any concerning symptoms to their dental professionals, Chalet Dental Care aims to promote early detection and improve outcomes for those who may be affected by oral cancer. The practice believes that through a combination of regular dental check-ups and self-exams, patients can play a proactive role in maintaining their oral health and overall well-being.

"At Chalet Dental Care, we are passionate about empowering our patients to take an active role in their oral health," said Dr. Fredrickson. "By partnering with our patients through regular check-ups and educating them on the importance of self-exams, we believe we can make a significant impact in the fight against oral cancer."

The blog post serves as a valuable resource for patients seeking to understand the importance of oral cancer screenings and learn actionable steps they can take to protect their health. Chalet Dental Care invites patients to schedule an appointment and join them in working towards lowering the staggering impact of oral cancer through awareness, education, and proactive screenings.

To read the library of informative oral health blog posts and learn more about the oral health care services provided by Chalet Dental Care, visit their website at https://dentiststpaulmn.com/.

About Chalet Dental Care
Chalet Dental Care is a leading dental practice in St. Paul, Minnesota, committed to providing exceptional, comprehensive dental care in a welcoming and compassionate environment. The practice offers a wide range of services, including preventive care, restorative treatments, and cosmetic dentistry, all delivered by a highly skilled and experienced team of dental professionals.

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For more information about Chalet Dental Care, contact the company here:

Chalet Dental Care
Dr. Brent Fredrickson
(651) 413-9150
chalet@chaletdental.com
Chalet Dental Care
1651 Dale St N
St Paul, MN 55117