Like many Americans, you may be unaware of how serious this disease is; it has been estimated that approximately 53,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year.

The victims of oral cancer aren’t just smokers and tobacco users! Though these habits remain major risk factors, the largest percentage of patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals that are connected to the HPV virus. We can’t stop the spread of the virus, so the best chance we have for saving lives is through early detection and public awareness.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) has invited us to join them in their national screening campaign to increase awareness.

We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment. With your participation, we are dedicated to do our part in reducing the death rate from this disease.

At Fox Valley Dental we use the VELscope technology to help us visualize oral mucosal irregularities, that may not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye.

Call to schedule your oral cancer screening today!

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