Oral cancer affects thousands of people every year in the US, and one person dies every hour from this disease. While habits like tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption dramatically increase the risk for oral cancer, about 25% of patients who are diagnosed with oral cancer do not engage in any of these high-risk behaviors. That’s why Dr. Barry Grosshandler and his Annapolis dental team make oral cancer screenings an important part of every dental checkup. This quick, comfortable examination will be over before you know it, and they may just save your life. The Oral Cancer Foundation indicates that early diagnosis is the best way to reduce the number of deaths attributed to this disease, and our team is dedicated to doing its part to make early intervention possible.