Although many patients do not look forward to coming to the dentist, they show up for a visit every six months in order to avoid build up and undetected cavities. But, did you know that your Dental Hygienist and Dentist are also screening you for early signs of cancer? Screening the lips, tongue, thyroid and lymph node chain are a standard part of your visit every six months. Early detection of abnormal lesions is key to a good prognosis. So, before you procrastinate your next dental visit. Think of what you might be risking.