While the functionality of your teeth and jaw is our primary concern, we understand that cosmetic dentistry can be as important to your overall physical and mental health as general dentistry. To this end, we offer the premier cosmetic treatments designed to get your smile looking better than ever before!
In addition to the visual and palpation checks we do at your recalls and exams, we have responded to this oral cancer threat by introducing an additional screening measure, the VELscope.
When a VELscope is turned on, a ring of light illuminates the tissues in your mouth. The wavelength and intensity of this light causes the healthy tissues of your mouth to fluoresce green. By contrast, areas of concern will appear dark against the green healthy tissue.
We use this tool to help identify oral cancer and premalignant dysplasia. The VELscope is also useful in locating lichen planus, squamous papillomas, candidiasis, viral and bacterial infections, lichenoid mucositis and inflammation from trauma, smoking or other causes.
If you are concerned about your oral health, be sure to make an appointment and get it checked out!
Okanagan Smiles is waiting to hear from you – let us help create a perfect smile for you and your loved ones! Our office is located conveniently in the centre of Kelowna, with a growing team of carefully selected dental practitioners. When you contact Okanagan Smiles, you can feel confident that we have your best interests at heart when you step through our doors.