April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Apr 18, 2018

Oral cancer affects over 200,000 Americans every year. Among these people include members of our community, including some of our own patients.

We consider our patients to be friends and family and we want you to live healthy and happy lives.

This is why we are excited to be able to offer Oral Cancer Screening in Plano, TX using the latest technology to our patients and community.

We have offered oral cancer screenings at yearly exam visits for over 20 years now. The challenge has always been to be able to detect oral cancer fast enough. Oral cancer can grow at a rapid rate. The earlier the detection, the better the likelihood of a successful treatment.

Today, we use a proven, optically based method of detection called, “fluorescence technology.” The fluorescence technology of the OralID examination light uses a blue light to aid the doctor in the visualization of oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions.

Using this cancer screening tool, we can now detect oral cancer and pre-cancer earlier than we ever could using previous methods. As we mentioned already, it is critical to identify issues as soon as possible in order to have a successful treatment.

The procedure is simple, painless, fast, affordable and proven to save lives.

We recommend performing this screening every 6 months at your regular dental exam visit. This gives you and your doctor the best opportunity for early detection.

While it is possible to get cancer at any age, we advise anyone from age 17 and up to take advantage of this life-saving exam.

Ready to schedule your oral cancer screening in Knoxville, TN area?

Contact us today to set up your complimentary screening. Dr. Cribbs has over 19 years experience and can detect oral cancer issues. She will be able to identify possible issues and recommend further treatments if needed.

We can also talk about affordable financing and dental insurance options to make sure you get the care you need.

Call us:

David Wilhite is a Plano Texas Dentist who has helped thousands of patients with a wide variety of dental health issues from general to cosmetic dentistry, ClearCorrect clear braces, dental implants and full mouth restorations.

Oral Cancer Foundation
Mayo Clinic
Mouth Healthy
Early Signs of Oral Cancer
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