More than 50,000 Americans will get oral or throat cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, our Hudsonville dentists provide oral cancer screenings so we can detect cancer in its early stages. Detecting oral cancer in its early stages gives you the best chance of survival. Symptoms of Oral Cancer If you recognize any signs of mouth cancer, schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible. During your visit, our dentists will examine the inside of your mouth and feel for lumps, thickened skin, or other abnormalities. We also use the latest dental technology to detect the early signs of oral cancer not visible to the eye. Oral cancer symptoms include: \tRed or white patches in mouth \tSores in mouth \tLoose teeth \tChange in how dentures fit \tDifficulty or painful eating \tSore throat Risk Factors Certain lifestyle choices will increase your risk for oral cancer, such as smoking, alcohol abuse, and prolonged sun exposure on the lips. It\u2019s important you share an accurate medical history with our dentists so they can identify risk factors for oral cancer. Learn More Our Hudsonville, MI, preventive dentists are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health by providing oral cancer screenings. To schedule your appointment,\u00a0call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024.