Dr. Anna Berik of Newton Dental Associates will be featured live on Fox News 25 this Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:00pm, about protecting yourself against Oral Cancer.
Dr. Berik’s interview on Fox 25 will discuss the importance of seeing a dentist regularly and how good oral hygiene and habits can help prevent and detect oral cancer. Tune in on your local Boston channel to learn more.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
“While oral cancer kills almost three times as many people as cervical cancer – one person dies every hour of every day from the disease” – Oral Cancer Foundation
A study done by the foundation now shows there are two bacteria that cause gum diseases can also put you at risk for oral cancer. The bacteria can incite painful and potentially lethal lesions and tumors in the mouth. People with higher levels of these bacteria in their saliva are associated with a higher risk of cancer developing. With regular dental check ups and cleanings, your dentist is your first line of defense against oral cancer.