One thing that sets us apart from other local dentistry clinics in the Newmarket, ON area is the fact that we offer the latest technology in oral cancer screening.
At Amberwood Dental Centre, the oral health of each of our patients is our #1 priority. One thing that sets us apart from other local dentistry clinics in the Newmarket, Ontario area is the fact that we offer the latest technology in oral cancer screening from Identafi. Oral cancer screening is an important aspect of a dental checkup because early detection results in a much higher chance of successful treatment. There are a few things that you can watch for in between dental checkups, such as abnormal sores and lesions in your mouth that take a lot of time to heal. If you do notice anything unusual, give us a call, and we can schedule you for an appointment to check out the sore and make sure you’re your mouth is free from oral cancer.
Oral cancer diagnoses are increasing rapidly, with more than one person dying from the disease every hour, every day. The most common cause of oral cancer is tobacco use, particularly chewing tobacco, but there is a new link that connects oral cancer with a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). This new study has also shown that as a result, oral cancer is occurring more frequently in people under age 40. Some tobacco companies had previously marketed smokeless tobacco as a safer alternative to smoking, which is clearly not the case, and this type of advertising has generally been removed.
Oral cancer screening is an important part of routine and preventive oral health maintenance, so schedule your appointment with our staff today. We are located at Yonge & Muloch in Newmarket, Ontario and offer general and cosmetic dentistry services for patients of all ages.