Having a healthy set of teeth is not difficult to achieve but it can be essential to your overall health and wellbeing…
At Curtis R Couch DDS in Thousand Oaks California we are determined to help our patients maintain their oral health. Often patients are aware of how to keep their teeth clean but are unaware of how important it is. Oral cancer is a serious disease and is more prevalent than you might think, in fact close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.
Non-smokers can get oral cancer too
While smoking and chewing tobacco may increase your risk of oral cancer, it is not the only cause of this disease. Everyone can get oral cancer, at any age, and many develop the cancer without even knowing they have anything wrong. The symptoms often manifest as a small mouth ulcer which is why many people think nothing of it. It’s important to have your mouth examined for any cancerous spots during your regular six monthly checkups. Dr. Couch is extremely experienced and able to check your mouth easily and quickly during your general checkup to determine if there are any concerning areas that require further testing.
Your general appointment at Curtis R Couch DDS
Here at our Thousand Oaks practice we pride ourselves on providing a comfortable environment for our patients. It is your comfort that we prioritize during your general checkup and our team of highly trained dental professionals will ensure your visit is informative and relaxing. Not only will we assess your mouth for any concerning ulcers or spots but Dr Couch will also determine whether you require any further restorative treatment. For those patients who wish to seek cosmetic or restorative treatments, Curtis R Couch DDS offers a variety of dental treatments to suit your needs. To learn more about treatments available for your missing tooth or teeth call 805 497 8077 or contact us online.