Spring whitening special!
Make an appointment for whitening services from April 16th to May 16th, 2014 and receive 40% off our whitening package priced at $349! This bundle is perfect for improving the brightness of your smile, just think...whiter teeth for prom or a wedding? Or maybe it's something you've been thinking about doing for yourself and just haven't taken the time? Our whitening package includes custom whitening trays and solution, Whitening for Life membership where you receive ongoing whitening services at your six month cleanings, and a whitening touch up pen!
*Offer applies to new AND existing patients, however new patients require an initial exam to ensure that whitening is an appropriate treatment option.
Free Oral Cancer Screening
Early Detection Saves Lives
In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dental Solutions will be offering free oral cancer screenings for the entire month of April. Oral cancer is not a rare disease. Approximately 43,250 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer every year in the US. It kills one person every hour of every day, and over 115 new individuals will be diagnosed with it each day. The good news is that it can often be found early in its development, through a simple, painless, and quick screening.
Who should get screened?
Every adult. Oral cancer can often be caught early, even as a pre-cancer. With early detection, survival rates are high and the side effects are from treatment are at their lowest. Like other screenings you engage in such as cervical, skin, prostate, colon and breast examinations, oral cancer screenings are an effective means of finding cancer at its early, highly curable stages. Make them part of your annual health check-ups.
What are the risk factors?
There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), which is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the US, and the same one, which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. The quickest growing segment of the oral cancer population are young, healthy, non-smokers due to the connection to this virus.
Our Oral Cancer Screening using Velscope
- Takes about 5 minutes
- Features a conventional visual and palpation exam, plus a screening with the state of the art Velscope Oral Cancer Screening System
- Completely free of pain or discomfort