How Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry Helps Detect Oral Cancer

OralID™ Helps Us Detect Oral Cancer Early

Oral cancer is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent forms of cancer today. But surprisingly, it’s rarely talked about. The biggest problem with oral cancer is that many patients aren’t diagnosed with oral cancer until late in the game. We want to help stop that from happening 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. If you don’t have any of the risk factors above, you’re still at risk. This is why Dr. Holsteen recommends checking for oral cancer with every patient. We’ve found that forty percent of oral cancers are actually found in people who don’t identify with any of these risk factors.

How Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry Helps: OralID Allows Us 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. Holsteen can see it with [hisher] 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. Holsteen 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 would then discuss anything concerning.

If you are concerned about oral cancer and the health of your mouth, please contact us by calling 719-598-3502 or send us an email.

Serving families for over 30 years...

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Our family have been going here for over twenty years and have never been disappointed. Fantastic people and service. Very easy to recommend...
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Excellent visit. Friendly staff and Dr Holsteen was a pleasure to visit with.
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I've been seeing Dr. Holsteen since 1992! The staff is wonderful! They are friendly and they talk to you! They are not robots! (Not to mention they play my favorite oldies station on Pandora when I go in!) I love these professionals because they make you feel at home!
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Dr. Daniel Holsteen has been caring for the dental needs of our community for over 32 years.

Our Mission is to become lifetime partners in the healthcare of our patients, to help them to achieve the highest standard of dental care, & to respect their unique and individual needs and desires.

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