Teeth darken naturally over time and day-to-day habits such as drinking coffee, tea, or smoking can lead to faster staining.
Our office is committed to using the best technology for your oral health preventative care. If caught early, oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases. ViziLite has been proven to catch those soft tissue abnormalities. The use of this technology is particularly important if you have an increased risk to develop oral cancer. This does not necessarily mean that you are participating in any sort of risky behavior such as, tobacco, alcohol, or any sort of other lifestyle risk factors. After the age of 18 everyone is at an increased risk of having oral cancer. The mortality rate that is associated with oral cancer has not improved significantly and early detection is the most important component for success. Caught early enough, you will have a higher survival rate and treatment will be much simpler and less involved.
Not only is the exam painless and fast, but it is also non invasive. You will be given a rinse solution for your mouth and then the ViziLite will be passed over your mouth to find any unhealthy tissue. Your healthy mouth tissue absorbs the rinse solution and shows up dark while any abnormal mouth tissue will appear white to Dr. Goodarzi. The ViziLite test is the best out there and will be able to spot any abnormal tissue before it is obvious that there is a problem that may be oral cancer. Feel free to consult with Dr. Goodarzi to see if this preventative screening is right for you.