April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month! Have You Had Your Oral Cancer Screening Yet? In support of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the Okanagan Smiles Team is holding our 2nd Annual FREE Oral Cancer Screening for your friends and family! This screening will be held Thursday, April 25th between 1:00PM and 2:00PM at Okanagan Smiles Dental office, on a first come basis.
Oral cancer is one of the most common and fastest growing categories of cancer, especially for younger generations! There are many factors that play into a person’s oral cancer risk, such as smoking, sun exposure, and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
Your dentist and/or dental hygienist has the ability to detect oral cancer for you. If caught early, most oral cancers can be dealt with and treated. At Okanagan Smiles, we also use the VELscope (as seen on Dr. Oz and The Doctors) to help make our screenings be even more thorough!
What We Will Do:
- Head and Neck exam, looking for any lumps or bumps
- Check in and around your mouth
- Use the VELscope, which is a light that helps to detect possible oral cancer
- Let you know what, if anything, we see.
Media Release. Oral cancer – not just your grandparents’ disease. D’Oust, A. Canadian Dental Hygienist’s Association. 1 February 2013. Available from: www.cdha.ca
Whether you’re visiting us for cosmetic or general dentistry, we provide a comfortable experience with results that will last. Contact us to book an appointment today!
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