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Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers today and can occur anywhere in the mouth, most common the tongue but also could include the lips, gums and other soft tissue in the mouth. Oral cancer screening is usually part of a routine dental examination. In this exam, we will feel for lumps or irregular tissue changes in your head, neck, face and inside your mouth. We will also look for sores or discolored tissue in your mouth. Some believe some oral cancer risk factors are hereditary. A healthy diet, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are recommended in preventing oral cancer. When it comes to your health, you are of utmost importance. We want you to have the best care possible and if we ever have a concern you can be referred to the proper specialist.