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Oral cancer is not a rare disease and unfortunately it is on the rise.  Because of this, early detection is critical.  As a result, Downtown Dentists now offer fluorescence technology known as OralID to aid in identification of oral cancer, pre-cancer, and other abnormal lesions of the oral mucosa at an earlier stage.

Currently, 63% of oral cancers are found in Stage III or IV resulting in a 5-year survival rate of less than 50%.  If we can detect these cancers in an earlier stage, 5-year survival rate can increase to 80-90%.

Most common risk factors for Oral Cancer:

  1. HPV
  2. Alcohol
  3. Smokers
  4. Tobacco
  5. Age (40 and over)
  6. Genetics

At Downtown Dentists, we perform an oral cancer screening on every patient on an annual basis at a minimum.   OralID acts as an additional tool to help with diagnosis and detection.   Ask us about OralID and how you can have the exam at your next dental visit!