Examining for hard spots and lesions on borders, base.
Lip and Cheek Roll
Feeling for lumps or a thickening and sores
palpating for enlarged or hard / firm lymph nodes
Checking for abnormalities on the hard and soft palate
Double Digit Probe
Probing the floor of mouth for hard spots
Looking for bilateral symmetry and color changes
One American dies every hour of every day from oral cancer...but oral cancer is very survivable with early detection. Avoid known risk factors like tobacco and alcohol-and ask your dental team for an annual Sextet "Six Steps" Screening.