At Haverford Smiles we use a powerful oral cancer screening device called the VELscope Vantage System that allows us to see deep into your oral tissue – beyond the exterior of your gums and cheeks. In 2-3 minutes the precise, high-powered fluorescent light can allow her to see what can’t be seen with the naked eye-the early formation of cancerous lesions. This Velscope Exam is equivalent to the mammogram for breast cancer, and only takes minutes to give you the best reassurance that your mouth is cancer free. The VELscope Vantage System for oral cancer screening is the best detection device available – and it’s so quick and easy that we’ve incorporated it into nearly every patient visit. If you are age 18 older, we recommend at least one annual screening. Our Haverford Smiles dentists can use it to detect tissue abnormalities, discoloration, premalignant growths and oral cancer that may be otherwise invisible to the naked eye. When it comes to dentistry, Philadelphia area residents are strongly encouraged to invest 2-3 minutes in the rest of your life by detecting and eliminating any oral health issues that pose a risk to your overall health. Call Haverford Smiles today to book a quick oral cancer detection appointment at our newly designed Haverford dental office.

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