Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Screenings at Gleam Smile Centre

Julie DiNardo, our Registered Dental Hygienist, is an educator and public speaker for the advocacy of oral cancer screening and the betterment of oral to overall health.

Food for thought next time you look inside your mouth:

Oral cancer can be successfully treated if caught at an early stage.
Julie DiNardo RDH from Gleam Smile Centre was interviewed by CHCH News where she described the importance of screening for Oral Cancer.

How the Gleam Smile Centre can help you for ORAL CANCER SCREENING:

To get oral cancer screening by our licensed dental hygienist in Hamilton call us today on
(905) 387 6453.
Free ample parking. Conveniently located on a major bus route, directly across from the new Walmart. Located in the same building as
  • The incidence of oral cancer in Canada has risen.
  • 3 people die every day from oral cancer in Canada.
  • The five year survival rate of oral cancer is lower than the survival rates of breast, cervical and prostate cancer.
  • Late detection of oral cancer is the main reason the mortality rate of this disease continues to increase.
  • Oral cancer can occur at any age.
  • Smoking or using tobacco products increases the risk, especially if combined with high alcohol consumption. This includes smokeless tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, chewing betel quid, paan, areca nut and cigarettes.
  • There is increasingly more research emerging that is connecting Human Papillomavaius infection, especially HPV-16, with oral cancers.
  • People who are in the sun a lot have an increased risk of developing lip cancer.
  • Oral cancer screenings are done for every client.
  • Oral cancer screenings are preformed using visual, and digital (feeling for), abnormalities.
  • State of the art reflective technology is used as an oral cancer screening device.
  • Painless and free of taking any rinses.
  • Using Reflective Light Technology our trained Registered Dental Hygienist can spot any abnormal cell and blood vessel abnormalities allowing for early detection.
  • Aid with smoking cessation available
  • Gleam Smile Centre hosts ORAL CANCER AWARENESS DAYS through the year

Know what you are looking for with some of these signs and symptoms;

  • Any change in color of the tissues inside your mouth.
  • Any growths or sores that bleed and won't heal
  • Swelling or lumps
  • Enlarged and or hard lymph nodes or glands

Early detection is the key. At Gleam Smile Centre, we can help.

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