Your Next Trip To The Dentist Could Save Your Life

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer is not a well-known form of cancer, but it can be very deadly, especially if it isn’t caught early.  One of the smartest things you can do in order to be effectively screened for oral cancer is…visit your dentist.

According to the American Cancer Society, over 40,000 people in the United States are estimated to have been diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014 alone. Oral cancer is strongly correlated to smoking, chewing tobacco, and drinking, but 25% of those who get diagnosed with oral cancer are not smokers or heavy drinkers. It can be a deadly diagnosis with a five-year survival rate of just 56%

Your dentist is trained to screen you for oral cancer. When you go in for your cleaning or cosmetic dental treatment, your dentist will check your lips, gums, and mouth for sores, growths, or discolored areas.

At Aesthetika, Dr. Castaneda goes one step further by using Identafi® Technology to detect cancers through a process of optical fluorescence and reflectance.

Just one more reason not to skip your next dental appointment!  

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