Oral cancer is a very serious problem in the United States, with over 100 new cases discovered every day.
This type of cancer is caused by excessive tobacco and alcohol use, as well as exposure to HPV.
Depending on how long the oral cancer remains undetected, a victim’s survival rate can drop from 90% to 55%. That is why at Smile Designer, we believe that screening for oral cancer is the most crucial procedure for maintaining our patients’ oral health.
During your regular six-month checkup, we will perform a basic oral cancer screening. We also strongly suggest that you schedule an additional appointment for specific oral cancer screening (ViziLite or VELscope) once a year.
In addition, if you detect an area of concern in or around your mouth, please contact our dental office immediately.