Oral Cancer Screening

As part of your comprehensive exams and dental cleanings we offer thorough oral cancer screenings. Tobacco use, UV exposure, alcohol use, and HPV can all increase your risk of contracting oral cancer. Oral cancer affects almost 35,000 Americans each year—the good news is that it is very treatable when identified in its early stages. Our office uses the VELscope hand held light device for oral cancer screenings. The VELscope allows us to visually identify cancerous tissues—they appear darker than healthy tissues when exposed to the light of the VELscope. Oral cancer screenings are faster and more comfortable than ever before.