Luisa Martinez, Sonshine Communications
-Oral Cancer rates are higher for Black and Hispanic males than White males; early detection is critical -
(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, FL - April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The dental team at Phanord & Associates, along with their partner agencies, are joining other dental professionals across the nation to highlight the importance of early detection and encourage patients to schedule their regular dental checkups.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, oral cancer rates are higher for Hispanic and Black males than for White males. Oral cancer is particularly dangerous because it may not be noticed by the patient in its early stages. It can frequently prosper without producing pain or symptoms they might recognize.
“The mouth is one of the body’s most important early warning systems,” said Dr. Kyle Phanord. “Many people don’t understand the importance and the benefits of a routine oral exam. Through a routine oral exam, we can identify abnormalities in the mouth and prevent potential issues from growing in size and severity,” added Dr. Kevin Phanord.
While the exact cause of oral cancer is unknown, several factors are known to increase your risk of developing it. These are:
- Tobacco and alcohol use.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV).
- A family history of oral or other types of cancer.
- Being an older age.
- Men are more likely to develop oral and oropharyngeal cancers than women.
- Being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.
Regular visits to the dentist and awareness of potential risks and symptoms of oral cancer are some of the best ways to prevent, detect, and treat this potentially life-threatening condition. As with many medical issues, early detection is the key to an improved prognosis. The more quickly oral cancer is detected, the better chance a patient has for treatment and recovery.
To schedule a dental exam, an oral cancer screening or to get more information about preventative or diagnostics services, please call: Phanord & Associates, P.A.: (305) 685-7863; Sabal Palm Dental Associates P.A.: (305) 7580815; Caring Dental Services: Little Havana: (305) 325-1771 |Sunrise (954) 741-5006 |Pompano Beach: (954) 9512491.
About Phanord & Associates, P.A.
Phanord & Associates, P.A. is a leading black-owned family dental practice that has been serving the community for over 30 years. The leading dental practitioner, Dr. Roger Phanord, is a doctoral graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Phanord & Associates opened in June 1988 and recently expanded their practice by opening Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. in the Little Haiti community. Sabal Palm is now Phanord & Associates’ sister company and a welcome addition to the dental community, as the Phanord family provides quality oral care at both dental practices.
Phanord & Associates, P.A. and Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. are dedicated to serving patients in a caring and clean environment that allows them to feel safe and secure while receiving the best dental care. All services are provided using new technology, including 3-D X-Rays, digital scans and 3-D printers! Policies are in place to ensure that patients are safe in every case. In the age of COVID-19, equipment is sanitized before, during and after each visit. Both practices welcome all patients from different backgrounds, and their staff speaks several languages, including Spanish, Creole, and French. Offering general & cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, both offices strive to meet and exceed all of their patient’s dental needs. If one thing is certain, patients will have something to smile about when they leave Phanord & Associates, P.A. and Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A.
Phanord & Associates, P.A. is located at 1245 NW 119th Street in North Miami, Florida. Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sabal Palm Dental Associates, P.A. is located at 5337 NE second Avenue in Miami, Florida. To make an appointment, call 305-685-7863 or 305-758-0815.
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