In America, Oral Cancer kills more people each year than skin and cervical cancer combined.
At Lake Michigan Dental, our Grand Rapids dentists perform oral cancer screenings utilizing visual inspection and manual palpation.
In addition, we have the latest dental technology in oral cancer detection, the Velscope, which utilizes fluorescing light to detect oral cancer before it develops into a visible or palpable lesion.
The state-of-the-art Velscope system helps your Grand Rapids dentist visualize abnormalities in the mucosal tissues of your lips, mouth, and upper throat. In just two minutes, without any rinses, stains, or discomfort, a Velscope examination will allow your dentist to more accurately assess your overall oral health.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about our oral cancer screenings or want to request a Velscope exam during your next visit, please contact Lake Michigan Dental to schedule an examination or call our Grand Rapids dentist at (616) 453-8211.