Today I learned that a new patient in my practice has squamous cell carcinoma, a form of oral cancer. The patient reported not visiting a Dentist for decades. Visiting the Dentist is so important to keep gums healthy and teeth in good repair. Visiting the Dentist is so important to keep teeth for a lifetime. However, the most important reason to visit the Dentist may go almost unnoticed….it’s an oral cancer exam. Even patients with no teeth and wearing dentures need regular oral cancer exams. Visiting a Dentist regularly could literally save your life.