April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Oral Cancer Foundation states that while smoking and tobacco use are still major risk factors, the fastest growing segment of oral cancer patients is young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. They recommend annual exams for all patients age 18 and older. Dentists are often the first line of defense against oral cancer, through the process of early discovery. At Park Crossing Dentistry, we offer our patients an inexpensive, non-invasive 2-minute test in the hygienist’s chair to detect the early signs of oral cancer.