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Welcome to Today’s Dentistry, serving you with our convenient location in Cartersville. Elizabeth Slocum, DMD and Terry Slocum, DMD are here for all your family's dental needs. We offer a full range of services from preventive care to implants.

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Get Your Oral Cancer Screening!
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

Oral cancer is the largest group of  cancers which fall into the head and neck cancer category. Common names for it include mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer, and throat cancer. While some think this is a rare cancer, mouth cancer will be newly diagnosed in about 100 individuals each day in the US alone, and a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day.There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), a newly identified etiology, and the same one which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women.When found at early stages of development, oral cancers have an 80 to 90 % survival rate. Unfortunately at this time, the majority are found as late stage cancers, and this accounts for the very high death rate of about 45% at five years from diagnosis, and high treatment related morbidity in survivors. Late stage diagnosis is not occurring because most of these cancers are hard to discover, it is because of a lack of public awareness.

During your routine visits and at the initial exam, oral cancer screenings are performed.

 
Ask Dr. Slocum!
Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00
If you have a question about an appointment or fees please call the office. If you have a dental question, email us, Terry and Beth Slocum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . I will answer emails Monday through Thursday and on the weekend if I happen to look. Smile
 
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Today’s Dentistry

Elizabeth R. Slocum DMD
Terry Slocum DMD
 

(770) 387-0750

179 Pine Grove Road
Cartersville, Georgia 30120





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