Oral Cancer - Vizilite Plus
Dr. John Sousa and his dedicated "Art of the Smile" Team have the highest level of accreditation and expertise in treating difficult cosmetic full mouth rehabilitations. He has been an active member of the prestigious American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry for over 17 years. His knowledge and expertise in combining cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic procedures create exquisitely beautiful smiles, that patients want and many dentists are reluctant to attempt, are a free consultation away. Dr. Sousa and the Team want to welcome you to a truly comprehensive practice.
Oral Cancer Early Detection Screening Makes Sense!
ViziLite Plus makes it simple.
Oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases when it's caught early.
That's why your dentist performs an annual Vizilite Plus exam, in combination with a conventional visual examination. ViziLite Plus uses technology that has been proven successful in identifying precancerous and cancerous abnormalities.
ViziLite Plus helps your dentist identify oral lesions at their earliest stage of development. When premalignant lesions or early stage oral cancer is found, treatment is simpler. less invasive and more than 90% successful.
Are you at risk for oral cancer? Virtually everyone is.
- Patients age 18-39 without-lifestyle risk factors
- Sexually active (HPV16/18)
- Patients age 40 and older without lifestyle risk factors
- Tobacco users (any age, any type)
- Patients age-40 and older with lifestyle risk factors (tobacco use/alcohol consumption)
- Patients with history of oral cancer
News you can't ignore ....
One American Cancer Society estimates a 5.5% increase in new cases of oral cancer and a 1.5% increase in deaths associated with oral cancer.
And if you think you aren't at risk for oral cancer, think again: 25% of oral cancers occue in people who don't smoke and have no other lifestyle risk factors. Virtually everyone is at risk for oral cancer, including you. That's why your dentist recommends a simple, potentially life-saving screening exam: an annual ViziLite Plus exam.
If you're sexually active, here's another reason to think about oral cancer.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is an extremely common sexually transmitted infection and especially prevalent in your adults. Few people even know they have it. HPV has long been known to cause cervical cancer and now studies suggest it also plays a role in more than 20% of oral cancer cases.