Oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that has not experienced a significantly reduced mortality rate in the past 30 years. In fact, the number of North Americans developing oral cancer is three times (3x) greater than the number of people who develop cervical cancer.
The top risk factors for oral cancer are:
- Tobacco use – in all forms
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Combined use of tobacco and alcohol
- Exposure to HPV infections
We care… And we can help. Our practice has a state-of-the-art device called the VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System to be used in conjunction with our basic oral exam. In less than five (5) minutes, you can receive an enhanced oral cancer examination.
HPV-related oral cancer is on the rise. As healthcare professionals whose primary diagnostic and treatment discipline is focused on the mouth, we are the front line of oral HPV detection for our patients. We now have a quick, painless way to test your saliva for the presence of HPV. Please ask your hygienist about our oral DNA testing.
As your dentists and hygienists, we are the gatekeepers of your total body health and well-being. Call and schedule your appointment today – it’s worth your peace of mind.