ViziLitePRO: Oral Lesion Screening System
Your Dentist could save your life. Oral cancer screening is fast, simple and painless. Talk to your dentist or hygienist today.
Did you know?
*The rate of oral cancer diagnosis in America has increased each year for more than a decade.
*Roughly 9,000 Americans die from oral or oropharyngeal.
Why should I get screened?
In their early stages, many oral diseases are easy to miss with the naked eye. Fortunately, new technology has given dental professionals the opportunity to catch certain abnormalities early on. When discovered early, the 5 year survival rates for oral cancer victims increase dramatically from -57% to 83% and quality of life may improve.
An annual oral cancer screening can help your dentist or hygienist identify oral diseases early on and possibility save your life.
How does ViziLite PRO work?
A full mouth ViziLite PRO examination is fast and painless. In less than three minutes, your dental professional will examine your oral cavity under normal white light and then again, using ViziLite PRO.
ViziLite PRO uses blue light technology to stimulate the tissues inside your mouth. This blue light dramatically enhances your dental professional’s ability to see things that may not be visible with the naked eye.
What should I look for?
Oral cancer can be painless or not visible in the early stages. However, there are some symptoms that you may be able to identify on your own:
* A white or red patch of tissue inside the mouth.
*A small hard ulcer which can look similar to a canker sore that does not heal within 14 days.
*A hard spot in the tissue that does not go away within 14 days.
*Numbness in the mouth.
*Prolonged hoarseness or sore throat.
*A painless lump in the mouth or on the neck that has persisted for more than 14 days.
*Pain or difficulty swallowing, chewing or speaking.
*An earache on one side only.
Am I at risk?
The following factors may be putting you at risk for the development of oral cancer:
*excessive alcohol consumption
*Human Papilloma Virus (specifically strand 16)
*Age (historically people over the age of 40)
How can I take action?
A healthy lifestyle promotes improved oral health and can reduce the risk of oral cancer.
*Refrain from using tobacco products and drinking alcoholic beverages excessively.
*Get an HPV vaccination.
Ask your dentist or hygienist about an oral cancer screening today.
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Disclaimer: This information was taken from the ViziLite PRO pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please contact the company for more information from the website above.