Dr. Joshua Bratt RVC Dentist

143 N Long Beach Rd, Suite 3, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

Call Us (516) 764-7333 

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Oral Cancer Screening

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Oral cancer accounts for 2.9% of all diagnosed cases of cancer in the United States. 


According to the American Cancer Society it is estimated that 51,000 people across the country will develop oral cancer this year and that 10,000 fatalities are expected from the disease.

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Oral cancer can occur anywhere in the orofacial complex but is most often found on the tongue, the tonsils and oropharynx, the gums, floor of the mouth, lips, cheek lining or the hard palate. 


While the disease can affect anyone, men are twice as likely to develop oral cancer as women.

Those particularly at risk for oral cancer are men over the age of 50 who are heavy smokers and frequently drink alcohol. 


Additional risk factors may include UV exposure from the sun or sunlamps, GERD (gastro-intestinal reflux disease), prior head and neck radiation treatment, exposure to certain chemicals and poor diet.


While the death rate from oral cancer has been decreasing in the past several decades thanks to early detection and advanced methods of treatment improving the outcomes of care, there has been a recent rise in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer due to increased transmission of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV).

As part of a comprehensive exam, the dentist will perform a screening for oral cancer. To start, the dentist will review the patient’s medical and dental histories and ask if there have been any changes to his or her oral health or overall health.

 

The dentist will then carefully check in and around the oral cavity as well as the head and neck area for signs or symptoms that may indicate the presence of a problem

Dr. Joshua Bratt Rockville Centre, NY, Dentistry

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American Dental Associations
New York State Dental Association
Nassau County Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce Member
American Dental Sleep Medicine

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Joshua Bratt DMD PC
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Amanda ThalmannAmanda Thalmann
18:16 29 Jun 22
I’m a extremely anxious patient when it comes to dental work. They go above and beyond to make me feel at ease and comfortable. Dr bratt spends time explaining all my options too.
timothy Hoffmantimothy Hoffman
17:54 05 Mar 22
Great experience! Extremely polite all around. Everyone made me feel very welcome. Thorough, very clear and enjoyable bedside manner. Can’t wait to go back for my filling. 😃
V FajV Faj
02:08 22 Feb 22
Jenn’s warm welcoming approach led me to select this dental care office among other dentists with referrals. She gave me a clue how friendly and professional this dental team is.Amy has featherweight hands, skillful and she gave me high quality prophylactic treatment which I haven’t experienced from prior hygienists. She is very professional and shared constructive dental care advice.Although this was my first visit, I felt comfortable and confident in Dr. Bratt’s knowledge and dental care expertise.
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17:37 30 Dec 21
Dr Bratt and his staff have been a great experience for me. I have had a pass experience with a dentist that was not good. Dr Bratt took my concerns and consideration and made my experience so much better. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a real dentist to take care of you. Thank you for taking care of me!
tim baydalatim baydala
21:14 15 Dec 21
Dr. Bratt is a true professional as is his entire staff. His excellent sense of humor is a very nice added benefit especially when seeing the dentist, one of my least favorite places to visit. I would recommend him and his team to anyone seeking a top notch dentist.
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