When visiting your dentist, most patients are primarily concerned with having their teeth cleaned and checked for cavities. However, these are not the only services that your dentist offers – most dentists also offer oral cancer screening.
Dr. Maria Luong is a highly experienced dentist who is a visionary in the dental field. Dr. Luong uses the award-winning Velscope ® VX to screen her patients. This technology uses natural tissue fluorescence to enhance visualization of abnormalities that may not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye. A very important tool in the fight against oral cancer.
Dr. Luong shares three important reasons why you should add this service to your next check-up.
It Can Save Your Life
When searching for reasons to undergo a medical procedure, the prospect that it may save your life is almost always at the top of the list. Since oral cancer is such a serious and deadly disease, it is vital to do everything you can to prevent it or detect it early. Early detection with oral cancer screening can help significantly improve your chances of survival.
It Is Quick and Easy
An oral cancer screening is one of the simplest procedures that your dentist offers. In most cases, the screening is as simple as them taking a look inside your mouth for signs of cancer. If they do spot anything that worries them, they may need to run additional tests, but even these are fairly straightforward and quick.
Reducing Your Risks of Oral Cancer
People with a high risk of oral cancer may be more likely to benefit from oral cancer screening. You can reduce your risk of oral cancer, such as quit using tobacco products, avoid drinking alcohol and lessen sun exposure, which increases the risk of lip cancer.
Though oral cancer screenings are rarely on the top of anyone’s priority list to visit the dentist, they are extremely important. As outlined in this article, there are a few good reasons why you should ask your dentist to add it to your check-up on your next visit. As with any health concern, it is better to be safe than sorry!
About: Dr. Maria Luong practices cosmetic and general dentistry in Florida and opened her practice, Serenity Dentistry Spa, to provide stellar treatment to rejuvenate patients’ smiles in a relaxing environment. From using the most modern, innovating technology, Dr. Luong achieves the highest standards in comprehensive care for her patients. Dr. Luong makes sure to live a balanced lifestyle, always finding time to spend with her family and friends.