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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are at risk of developing some type of cancer in their lifetime.

A 60 second screening may save your life.

OralID, a dental fluorescence technology, quickly identifies oral abnormalities in just a minute.

As part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we’re offering a discount on our Oral Cancer Screening. For just $24.99 and 60 seconds of your time, this annual exam could show you results that may save your life. 

Learn more information about oral cancer, the risks, and how you can quickly check for this disease during your next visit below.

Oral Cancer Awareness

Oral Cancer Information & Symptom Overview

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, oral cancers impact the mouth and the back of the throat. This classification of cancers see roughly 53,000 cases each year.

Contrary to popular belief, smoking and tobacco use is not the only cause of oral cancer. 40% of new cases are actually found in young, non-smokers.

Another leading cause of oral cancer is HPV, a deadly virus transmitted through saliva, sexual contact, and skin-to-skin contact. This virus is responsible for a 15x increase of all cases diagnosed.

Symptoms of oral cancer may include:

  •       Sore throats
  •       Sore, lumps, or irritations in the mouth, lip, or throat
  •       A white or red patch in the mouth
  •       Difficulty chewing, swallowing, or speaking
  •       Ear pain
  •       Numbness in the mouth
  •       Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue
  •       Swelling of the jaw

However, even if you do not experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to check and detect any possible issues early on. 

Why You Should Book a Screening

63% of oral cancers are found at a late stage. This is why early detection may save your life.

Over 8,000 oral cancer deaths are due to late stage diagnoses.

This type of cancer can spread very quickly, which is why this month is the perfect time to get a checkup.

Using technology like OralID is quick, painless and inexpensive and only takes a few minutes of your time.

How OralID Technology Works

You may be wondering how it is possible to detect such a deadly illness so quickly.

OralID uses a blue light that provides your dental practitioners with a clear visualization of any abnormalities in and around your mouth and throat, including oral cancer and pre-cancer.

A standard office light isn’t powerful enough to see these problem areas, which is why OralID is accurate and gives results fast.Oral Cancer Awareness

Book Your Screening Now

This April, we are running a discounted price on our oral cancer screenings to support all of our patients. Our goal is to spread awareness of this deadly disease and help save lives before it’s too late.

For just $24.99, you can add your oral cancer exam to your regular dental checkup. It only takes another minute of your time.

Click here to book your screening today. 

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