Oral Cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in the mouth. It most frequently presents on the tongue, soft palate, floor of the mouth, lips and the gums. Early diagnosis is key for oral cancer treatment. At Frangella Dental we complete an oral cancer screening at all routine hygiene visits. You should be seeing your dentist every 3-6 month depending on your oral hygiene needs. During your oral cancer screenings your dentist will check your head, neck, cheeks and oral cavity for any lumps, ulcers or irregular tissue changes. Oral cancer is typically painless in the early stages and is normally represented by red, white or discolored lesions, patches or lumps in or around the mouth. So it is important to be checked regularly for any signs or oral cancer.