That may seem like a strange request coming from your hygienist during your preventative maintenance appointment. However, it is a very important part of your oral cancer screening exam.
I look for lumps, bumps and lesions that are red, white or blue in color. The hope is to spot something early, and the good news is we rarely find anything suspicious. It’s just one of the many things I do for our patients to make sure you have a healthy mouth in every way.