Dr. Jen Kim, DDS
Kirkland, WA Family and Cosmetic Dentist

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Your Twice-Yearly Dental Exams Could Save Your Life

Oral Exam Prevents Oral Cancer | Kirkland, WA Dentist

If you have complete dentures or generally good oral health, your six-month dental exams may seem unnecessary, but that could not be further from the truth. At our Kirkland, WA dental office, we provide life-saving oral cancer screenings using VELscope to assist with early diagnosis of this serious and often deadly form of cancer.

Who Gets Oral Cancer?

Anyone can develop oral cancer, but certain risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption can increase your risk. As with many forms of cancer, the risk increases with age. Early detection dramatically improves the prognosis and can mean less severe or complex cancer treatments.

VELScope uses special lighting to identify early pre-cancerous cells ...

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How Do We Screen For Oral Cancer?

Brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist are the best ways to maintain your oral health, yet, it can still be possible for those with great oral hygiene to develop oral cancer. Because oral cancer can be difficult to detect by symptoms alone, it is important to get an oral cancer screening regularly. At Jen Kim Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide our patients in the Kirkland, WA area Velscope oral cancer screening in order to catch and treat oral cancer early.  

What are Velscope Oral Cancer Screenings?

Usually, oral cancer screenings involve your dentist feeling your face and neck for any unusual lumps and then looking at the inside ...

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