Prevention is the most effective way of diagnosing and treating oral cancer. We take this very seriously at San Diego Dentistry Studio. At your initial exam, Dr. Tim Garofolo will perform a very thorough oral cancer screening of both the soft tissues (gums, tongue, cheeks, roof of the mouth), and the hard tissues (jawbones, dental structures of the head and neck). Our 3-D CT scanner allows us to take the most accurate look at your dental anatomy to scan for any anomalies. Our hygienists also perform oral cancer screenings at each of your routine cleaning exams. Not all forms of oral cancer can be seen visually; however, we can drastically reduce the risk of oral cancer in our patients by performing these screenings consistently. Call our dental studio at 858-257-3412 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about oral cancer screening in San Diego and Rancho Bernardo, California.