North Pointe Dental Associates Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings in October

October 12, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
North Pointe Dental Associates is pleased to announce that the practice will be offering free oral cancer screenings to all dental patients in the month of October. According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 40,000 dental patients will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012. Dr. Ronald M. Pross, Dr. Richard M. Kanter and Dr. Marc S. Tindell take this information very seriously and will provide the test for free, a $75 value.

Oral cancer can affect men and women of all ages. Currently, it is believed that oral cancer is likely related to genetic predisposition. However, oral cancer can also be caused by smoking, alcohol consumption, papillomavirus and other conditions and/or habits. Therefore, it is very important to undergo regular oral cancer screenings at your dentist's office.

Oral cancer generally appears as a growth inside the mouth that does not go away. It can refer to cancer of the lips, tongue, inside of the cheeks, floor of the mouth, as well as soft and hard palate. In order to prevent life-threatening complications, early detection is essential. When detected in time, oral cancer has a 90 percent survival rate; however, some survivors may be left with various speech impediments and disabilities due to invasive treatments that may be necessary in order to excise cancer-affected tissue in the mouth.

To schedule your oral cancer screening today, please contact North Pointe Dental Associates at (813) 961-1727 or visit their website at The experienced dentists of North Pointe Dental Associates provide comprehensive oral cancer screening tests and various treatment options.

North Pointe Dental Associates is a full-service dental practice providing Tampa cosmetic dentistry patients with general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, including dental implants in Tampa. In addition, the doctors treat various oral conditions and have successfully treated many TMJ Tampa patients. Drs. Pross, Kanter and Tindell also administer Botox and Juvederm.