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Do you routinely inspect your mouth for any signs of oral cancer? Are you visiting your dentist on a consistent basis for oral cancer screenings as needed? Are you regularly inspecting your mouth for any signs and symptoms of oral and throat cancer? To test your knowledge and awareness of oral and throat cancer, take the quiz below:

Question 1: What is an oral cancer screening?
A: a type of cleaning utensil
B: an examination performed by a dentist to look for signs of oral and throat cancer
C: a test to eliminate problematic teeth
D: none of the above

Question 2: Which of the following are benefits of visiting your dentist (for an oral cancer screening)?
A: to detect the presence of oral cancer
B: to look for any other forms of damage or diseases within your mouth that may be connected to oral cancer
C: the peace of mind of knowing that you are taking the time to catch the disease in time rather than waiting until it has spread
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not a sign of oral cancer?
A: throat soreness or a chronic sore throat
B: stained or discolored teeth
C: dramatic and unexplained weight loss
D: numbness, loss of feeling or tenderness in your facial area, including in your mouth

Question 4: Which of the following is a risk factor for oral and throat cancer?
A: your diet
B: smoking
C: drugs
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
B, D, B, D

Please come visit Eastern Hills Dental at our dental office in Cincinnati, Ohio, for an oral cancer screening. Dr. Amanda Rhoades and our team can be reached at 513-231-7474 .