Show Us Your Tongue

In the July 2011 issue of  SHAPE magazine I noticed a very interesting snippet on page 95.  In the Oral Report it was advised to stick your tongue out at your doctor or dentist at your next visit, this is the best way to check for tongue cancer.  It went on to say that tongue cancer, while still rare, has increased by 111 percent among Caucasian women younger than 44.  While the cause for the increase is a mystery, a study by University of North Carolina researchers have not linked the increase to HPV, smoking or drinking.  We at Water Tower Dental Care would be happy to have you stick out your tongue at us and be on the lookout for persistent irritation of the tongue or sores that don't go away.  Give us a call 312-787-2131.