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Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense.



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Under 30? Check for Oral Cancer

 
Chapter: Signs of Oral Cancer

In its earliest and treatable stages, oral cancer can appear as a tiny white or red spots that you may not notice. Only your dentist can uncover these painless spots and test them to be certain they are not cancerous. Advanced signs of oral cancer include a swelling, growth or lump anywhere in or about the mouth or neck, repeated bleeding from the mouth or throat and difficulty swallowing or persistent hoarseness.

Reviewed: January 2012