Oral Cancer Screenings Grand Rapids

Nearly 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year, resulting in approximately 9,760 deaths. Only 57% of those Americans will still be alive in five years.

Early detection of oral cancer saves lives. That’s why our Grand Rapids dentists perform oral cancer screenings, utilizing visual inspection and manual palpation.

How We Screen for Oral Cancer

At Lake Michigan Dental, we have the latest dental technology in oral cancer detection: the Velscope. The Velscope utilizes a harmless, bright blue light to detect oral cancer before it develops into a visible or palpable lesion. Using the Velscope takes only about two minutes during your regular oral examination.

The state-of-the-art Velscope system helps our Grand Rapids dentists 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 allows our dentists to more accurately assess your oral health.

Learn More

Our Grand Rapids, MI, preventive dentists strongly recommend oral cancer screenings for our patients. To learn more, call Lake Michigan Dental today at (616) 453-8211, or contact us online.