Our office is not only dedicated to your smile, we're also dedicated to your overall wellness. We take a holistic approach to your dental care, which includes an annual oral cancer screening as a part of your regular exam.
Our team is trained in a simple, painless screening that involves an examination of your oral cavity as a whole to detect cancerous and precancerous conditions. During the visual part of the exam, the dentist or hygienist will look for abnormality and feel the face, glands and neck for unusual bumps, lesions or changes. We also a VELSCOPE to help us visualize lesions that might not be apparent to the naked eye.
Things you can do to help prevent oral cancer:
- The best way to prevent oral cancer is to avoid all tobacco products and limit alcohol consumption.
- Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
- Limit your exposure to the sun and always wear UV-A/B-blocking, sun-protective lotions on your skin as well as your lips.