Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer, like many other types of cancer, is most easily and successfully treated when detected early.  As part of a holistic approach to oral health, an oral cancer screening can be done right in our office as part of your regular exam.

Our dentists have the skills and tools necessary to ensure any early signs of oral cancer or pre-cancerous conditions are detected and identified.

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The symptoms below may be caused by other, less serious problems.  However it’s important to be aware that these may also be signs of oral cancer.

  • A lump in or around the lips or mouth
  • A thickening or rough spot in or around the mouth
  • Red or white spot or sores anywhere within the oral cavity
  • A sore in the area that bleeds easily and does not heal
  • Tenderness, pain or numbness anywhere in the mouth or on the lips
  • Any difficulty in chewing, speaking, or swallowing
  • Difficulty moving the jaw or the tongue

As part of your routine dental checkup or on a more immediate basis, a simple, quick screening that involves examination of the entire oral cavity can be done to detect any pre-cancerous or cancerous condition.  This includes a visual exam as well as manually feeling the tissue of the mouth and throat to detect any abnormalities.  If any area of concern is located, a simple test can be performed and laboratory analysis done.

Other things you can do to help prevent oral cancer are avoid all tobacco products, drink only in moderation and maintain a healthy and balanced diet.  You should also limit your exposure to the sun and use sun protective lotion on your lips as well as your skin.

If you experience any of these, contact our dental office and make an appointment.  

Meet Your Dentists

Dr. Daniel P. Jones D.D.S.
Dr. Daniel P. Jones D.D.S.

Dr. Dan Jones specializes in “Painless Dentistry”. He believes that making the dental experience as comfortable as possible is a key element in empowering each patient to take an active role in their oral health.- Full Biography
Dr. Justin Jones D.D.S.
Dr. Justin Jones D.D.S.

Dr Justin “JJ” Jones has a passion for dentistry with a goal to provide enjoyable, comfortable and calming dentistry to all of his patients. Treating patients of any age with a smile, Dr. JJ is excited to continue the tradition of dental excellence in DC.- Full Biography
Dr. Min Seong Kim D.M.D.
Dr. Min Seong Kim D.M.D.

Dr. Min Seong Kim love of dentistry arose from his interest in science and patient care. Dr. Kim’s dedication to providing detailed, high-quality treatments aligns perfectly with the philosophy of providing top level care.- Full Biography

What Sets Us Apart?


Entrusted by his father, Dr. Paul Jones, with the wisdom of 42 years of experience, Dr. Daniel P. Jones is dedicated to maintaining a long tradition of dental excellence in the DC area.


Conservative approach to dental problems and emphasis on painless dentistry, combined with the modern treatments and technology, provide the most comprehensive and comfortable dentistry possible.


Patient care is at the forefront of Smile Beautiful. The entire office wants to assist the patient in making the best choices for themselves and family. Extra special steps are commonplace for the patient.

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A few words from our patients:

Dr. Dan is the best dentist ever. Most recently I was treated for a gum abscess which led to a root canal on a tooth with a crown and two courses of antibiotics. One week later the abscess is gone, and my tooth is no longer sensitive to hot or cold, crunch or chew, or touch. It feels great, looks great and I could not have asked for a better result. Dr. Dan, you and Leonardo Da Vinci do some great work–masterpieces!!! And you are both in the smile making business…Me and Mona smiling together. Thank you.
Marsha, Google