Oral Cancer Screening
Detecting early changes in the oral cavity is the most important thing we can do as dental professionals in the fight against oral cancer. At Lifestyle Dentistry you can expect an oral cancer screening at each and every check-up and hygiene appointment. We will check the tissues of your mouth visually including areas that are particularly at risk such as the borders of the tongue and the back of the throat. Every check-up includes an exam with the VELscope (Visually Enhanced Lesion scope) which is used to detect any early changes to the healthy tissue often before they are visible to the naked eye. Early detection of oral cancer dramatically improves the 5 year survival rate of the oral cancer patient, so we believe this service is critical to the health of our patients.