It’s extremely important to detect oral cancer early for effective, sometimes life-saving treatment. All patients who are new to Brookwood Dental Care and returning hygiene patients receive a head and neck screening. We use visual and manual screening techniques along with Oral ID® technology to help detect any areas where abnormal tissue is present in your mouth. We can thoroughly screen your gums, cheeks, and other parts of your mouth that are hard to see. It’s important to note that both tobacco and alcohol use greatly increase your risk factor for developing oral cancer, but anyone can develop the disease.