This month is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and Beautiful Smiles is committed to helping patients by offering state-of-the-art oral cancer screenings as part of a regular dental exam. The Oral Cancer Foundation estimates that the disease claims the life of one person every hour of every day in the United States alone. Tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, and the sexually transmitted disease HPV are among the leading causes of oral cancer. However, with early diagnosis and treatment, there is an 80 to 90 percent survival rate. Dr. Harold A. Pollack utilizes the Vizilite® system for oral cancer screenings. This quick and painless procedure is typically performed once every 18 months during routine dental check-ups, or at the patient’s request.
It is vital to have regular oral cancer screenings in order to catch early signs of the disease. With early detection, oral cancer can be effectively treated.
Learn more about the ViziLite® Oral Cancer Screening.