Did you know that mouth cancer is one of the fastest-growing cancers? The truth is, every day, mouth cancer is diagnosed in about 100 individuals. That means that thousands of people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer this year alone. The earlier we detect the disease, the better the odds for successful treatment. That’s why we perform oral cancer screenings at every visit, checking your mouth for any suspicious-looking swelling, bumps, or sores. We also use advanced VELscope technology to supplement our visual and manual screening. This non-invasive, handheld device emits blue light to expose abnormalities on your tongue and in your mouth that cannot be seen or felt. A VELscope screening takes less than two minutes, but it could save your life!