During routine examinations, our dentists perform a thorough visual inspection to identify abnormal tissue in your mouth. The goal of our preventative oral cancer screening is to identify any pre-cancer or cancerous tissue at a very early stage. There are certain factors that can put you at higher risk (i.e. tobacco, heavy alcohol use and age) however, oral cancer can happen to anyone. It is not a disease of the elderly and is in fact now becoming more common in the younger population.