I am writing this blog to share important information about a growing public health issue that can affect you and your loved ones.
According to the American Cancer Society, close to 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour.
The main reason for these grim statistics is not because oral cancer is difficult to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late, when it is in its advanced stage.
As your dentist I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics. One patient at a time.
I have invested in an advanced screening device. This will enable me and my team to perform a detailed assessment on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past.
The device, which is called Indentafi®, is about the size of a power toothbrush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas of the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
During your next hygiene exam, we will offer you a thorough oral cancer examination and will gladly answer any and all questions. I recommend that your schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience so that we may partner in achieving your optimum oral health.
With your cooperation, I can bring my quest to reduce oral cancer statistics one patient at a time.