Checking Up on Oral Health
According to the American Dental Association, you should see your dentist at least twice each year for a checkup. At these visits, Dr. Greenfield will inspect your mouth for signs of oral cancer, periodontal disease, damaged teeth, faulty dental work, and other problems. Dr. Greenfield will also ask if you have problems with snoring, or pain in your jaw. This is the perfect time for you to share all of your concerns about the health and appearance of your smile, as well as your daily oral healthcare routine.
VELscope Saves Lives
Part of protecting your oral health – and your life — includes screening for oral cancer. We don’t hear much about oral cancer, but over 48,000 patients are diagnosed each year. Because it’s often discovered in later stages, oral cancer doesn’t have strong survival rates. One person dies every hour in our nation from oral cancer. Early detection increases the odds for survival, so Dr. Greenfield may ask to perform a visual exam and a VELscope screening at your checkup. The process is painless, quick, and non-invasive…but it could save your life.
Schedule Your Next Checkup Appointment
Protect your smile by attending regular dental checkup appointments. To schedule your next one, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213. Located in Lake Orion, MI, we also proudly serve the residents of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.
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