How Holmes Orthodontics Helps Detect Oral Cancer

Early Detection Is A Game-Changer For Oral Cancer Patients

Oral cancer is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of cancer today, and yet it’s rarely talked about. The biggest problem with oral cancer is that many patients aren’t diagnosed until late in the game. We want to change that with the help of OralID™. Some major risk factors for oral cancer are:
  • age 40 years or older
  • alcohol use
  • smoking
  • smokeless tobacco
  • previous oral cancer history
Don’t misunderstand: even if you don’t have any of the risk factors above, you could still get oral cancer. We’ve found that forty percent of oral cancers are actually found in people who don’t have any of these risk factors. This is why Dr. Holmes recommends checking every patient for oral cancer.

OralID Allows Holmes Orthodontics To Detect Cancer Early

Because your health is our highest concern and oral cancer is extremely dangerous, we’ve invested in an amazing new technology called Oral ID. Oral ID can detect cancer in your mouth before Dr. Holmes can see it with his own eyes. OralID uses a sophisticated fluorescence technology that highlights areas where there have been morphological changes in your cells. The OralID process is simple:
  • Dr. Holmes will feel around the outside and inside of your mouth for lesions or growths.
  • Using the blue OralID light, he will shine the light around your mouth searching for dark spots or clumps.
  • he then discusses anything concerning with you.
If you are concerned about oral cancer and the health of your mouth, please contact us by calling Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or sending us an email.