Traditional factors such as smoking or tobacco use are no longer the only considerations when determining oral cancer risk. This disease has changed, and the risk of death from oral cancer is now higher than breast cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and skin cancer. This is why our team is dedicated to providing Oral Cancer Screenings at each of your preventative appointments. We understand that Oral Cancer is the leading cause of deaths related to cancer. We don’t want that to happen to you!
Along with the visual exam provided by the hygienist and doctor during regular dental check-ups, we have also invested in the Velscope Screening Tool. This tool allows us to see potential abnormalities in your mouth long before they are visible by the human eye. Any suspicious looking area is charted, addressed and then we will recommend the proper course of action for you. We highly recommend and suggest that you be screened using the Velscope at least once a year. Early detection is a key factor for surviving and treating Oral Cancer.