Oral cancer (also known as mouth cancer) is a terrible threat to the health of people across the globe. Although mouth cancer is more commonly found in those who are drinkers or smokers (and those over forty), you do not have to be a drinker or a smoker to get this disease.
Oral cancer kills around 30,000 Americans every year–usually because it was detected too late for effective treatment. Most oral cancer cases are diagnosed when the cancer has reached Stage 3 or 4, which is when it has become visible to the naked eye. With modern dental technology we can help detect this terrible disease earlier. Early detection is critical to the success of oral cancer treatment and the best way for patients to protect themselves from the devastating effects of this disease.
Perhaps no dental health concern is as devastating as oral cancer. Detected early, abnormal lesions and pre-cancerous lumps can be successfully treated. That’s why Harris Dental has invested in OralID, state-of-the-art mouth cancer screening technology. Developed at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, OralID is a simple, pain-free device that identifies cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues in their very early stages, when treatment is the safest and most effective.
OralID saves lives. That’s why we encourage our patients to schedule regular oral cancer screenings. We recommend that each patient schedules an oral cancer screening once a year. The process is completely non-invasive, easy, and won’t take too much time. You can save your own life or the life of a loved one by making an appointment.
This easy, yet effective diagnostic procedure is available at Clearwater Dental. If you have any questions about oral cancer, oral cancer screenings, or oral cancer treatment, please call us today!