Oral cancer is serious, and early detection can significantly improve your prognosis. Because we believe in preventive care, we know that oral cancer screenings are an important part of being proactive. Anyone can develop the disease, though patients over 40, and those who use alcohol and tobacco are at an increased risk. During our exams, we use visual and manual screening to detect abnormal soft tissue in the cheeks, gums, tongue, and other areas of the mouth. We also employ Vizilite technology, which uses a harmless, chemiluminescent light to identify oral mucosal abnormalities. When used in conjunction with a manual exam, Vizilite can be lifesaving!