Oral Cancer Is On the Rise

Oral cancer is often discovered in late stage development.. The American Cancer Society has indicated that while most other cancers have decreased in incidence and death, oral cancer has increased by 5.5% and the death rate has increased by 1.5%.

Oral cancer treatment often results in disfiguring effects on patients, and can often compromise their quality of life. Early diagnosis makes a tremendous difference in life expectancy and oral cancer is 90% curable when found in it’s early stages.

That’s why the VisaLite Plus exam has been developed. The VisaLite Plus exam can help your dentist and your hygienist identify abnormal tissue that may develop into oral cancer. It’s a comprehensive screening procedure done right in the dental chair.VisaLite VisaLite Plus is painless, fast and could help save your life! VisaLiteVISALITE PLUS

Ask your dentist About EARLY Detection!

VISALITE PLUS is performed immediately following a regular visual examination:

First you rinse with a cleansing solution containing T-Blue (a light sensitive blue dye)
Then, with the lights dimmed, your dental professional will examine your mouth using the VISALITE PLUS, a specially designed light technology.
If any suspicious lesions are detected, they will appear with the T-Blue

Special points of interest:

Oral Cancer is one of the most curable cancers if caught early
25% of oral cancers occur in people who don't smoke and have no other lifestyle risk factors
The key to reducing the devastating impact of oral cancer is early screening

Oral Cancer in the United States 2008 Estimates:

New cases: 35,310
Deaths per year: 7,590
Five-year relative survival rate for localized stage: 82%
Five-year relative survival rate for all stages combined: 59%