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Oral Cancer Screening

We do screenings for oral cancer as part of your oral hygiene check-ups and dental exams. The term ‘Oral Cancer’ includes cancerous growths in the cheeks, lips, mouth, throat, sinus, tongue, or anywhere in the oral cavity. As with most cancers, age is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. Other factors that contribute to increased risk of oral cancers include:

  • Heavy use of alcohol
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful rays (lip cancers)
  • Family history of cancer

Oral Cancer screenings help us detect cancer in its early stages. If detected early, treatments for oral cancer have a high success rate.

At St. Clair Dental we are pleased to incorporate Vizilite Plus into our oral examinations. This quick and painless test is performed annually during your check-up visit.

Ask us about oral cancer screenings. Your oral health is vitally important.

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