April is a time to do a lot spring cleaning. It's important to do check ups too, that you might not have considered otherwise.
Oral Cancer Awareness Month is in April. Talk to your doctor or dentist to discuss this simple screening. At Stefano Dental we provide this screening, and can offer it to you during your regular dental check ups.
If you have a history of tobacco use--chewing or smoking ---your risk for oral cancer could be higher.
Prevention is key with oral cancer ---so don't wait until you feel symptoms to get checked. Oral cancer can affect all areas of the mouth, tongue, etc. Throat and esophageal cancer can also be affected by oral cancers.
We use the Introducing the VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System, which centers on a wireless, handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance the way clinicians visualize oral mucosal abnormalities that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye. https://ledapteryx.com/velscope/
Stefano Dental tries to ensure we have the latest technologies and screenings to give our patients the best service and clinical advice.
The more you know, the more choices you'll have. Oral cancer screenings can be done once a year, depending your family history and personal health history.
The key is prevention. And National Oral Cancer Awareness Month is about making the public more aware of oral cancer.
Work with your dentist and ask questions. We're here to help and keep you healthy.
Next time you're at Stefano Dental, ask about the VELscope.