A healthy mouth is lined with skin that is smooth and pink in color. Changes in this appearance could be an indicator of dental illness, the most serious of which being oral cancer.
You can find these changes on the lips, cheeks, gums, or tongue. Remember, even if you dont feel pain associate with these changes, you should still get checked out. If you do feel pain then schedule an appointment with one of our dentists as soon as possible to determine and alleviate the cause of pain to ensure your dental health.
We advise performing a monthly mouth check to become familiar with the appearance of your mouth so that you are best able to recognize any change.
Please do not ignore any change in appearance such as suspicious lumps or patches of color change. If you live in or around in Hemet or Moreno Valley, call our offices if you have any suspicious lesions so that we can provide you with a through examination.