Early diagnosis of oral cancer can be lifesaving. We use visual and manual screening methods to check for signs of oral cancer in our patients. During your exam, Dr. Markus will inspect your cheeks, gums, tongue, roof of your mouth, and other soft tissue, looking for any abnormalities. Alcohol and tobacco use can increase your risk of developing oral cancer, though anyone can develop the disease. We recommend all our patients get a lifesaving screening, especially for patients over the age of 40.