According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, every four hours a person dies from oral cancer in the U.S. owing to late detection in two-thirds of all cases. It recently stated that the prevalence of oral cancer has increased in the past six years compared with other types of cancer. About 40,000 of people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012, it estimates.
As if we need any more reasons other than cost, comfort, and convenience, to keep those dental appointments…
According to this dental health & overall health video courtesy of Henry Schein, only half the people diagnosed with oral cancer are alive in 5 years.
Care to share any more reasons why our oral health directly affects our overall health, or how we could all save some money by keeping dental appointments??