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I didn't know I was at risk...

Oral cancer is prevalent, yet preventable. Three people die from oral cancer everyday in Canada – making the five-year survival rate of oral cancer lower than the survival rates of breast, cervical and prostate cancer. However, the potential for death is significantly reduced if cancer is detected early, making treatment easier, less invasive and more than 90% curable.

Age and excessive alcohol and tobacco use are leading risk factors for oral cancer; however, 25% of those who suffer from the disease have no risk factors. Recent studies also indicate that infection of the oral cavity with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may also be a risk factor.

Taking preventative measures such as undergoing an oral cancer check is the best way to monitor your oral health. An oral cancer check is simple, painless and only takes a few minutes. After a traditional visual and physical oral examination, your mouth is examined using a safe fluorescent visualization source. This helps your dentist identify any lesions that could potentially be cancerous.

Just as a yearly physical is an essential part of your health care, a yearly oral cancer check is essential for providing early detection. It is recommended that Canadians be checked for oral cancer on a yearly basis.

Call us at 1.888.81SMILE or click here for an Altima or BrightSmile Dental Centre nearest you to reserve your oral cancer screening today.

For more information and videos click on the links below:

Oral Cancer Screening
on "Dr. Oz"

HPV & Oral Cancer
on "The Doctors"

Educating teens about HPV
& Oral Cancer risks

Toll-free Emergency Helpline 1.855.335.1555 Sleep Well Centres

Altima 1000 Islands Dental Centre is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings on Thursday April 25thfrom 12PM to 2PMat Shoppers Drugmart,located in the 1000 Islands Mall, 2399 Parkedale Avenue.
Click here or call 613.342.222to contact the Altima 1000 Islands dental team for details.

Altima Broadway Dental Centre is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings on Wednesday April 17thfrom 10AM to 2PMat Rexall Pharma Plus,located in the RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre, 2300 Yonge Street, ground floor.
Click here
or call 416.322.5155to contact the Altima Broadway dental team for details.

Altima Markham Stouffville Dental Centre is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings on Monday April 29thfrom 10AM to 2PMat the Altima Markham Stouffville Dental Centre,located across from Dale's Pharmacy.
Click here
or call 905.472.4616to contact the Altima Markham Stouffville dental team for details.

Altima Parkedale Dental Centre is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings on Thursday April 25thfrom 12PM to 2PMat Shoppers Drugmart,located in the 1000 Islands Mall, 2399 Parkedale Avenue.
Click here or call 613.499.2014to contact the Altima Parkedale dental team for details.

Altima Yonge Eglinton Dental Centre is offering complimentary oral cancer screenings on Wednesday April 17thfrom 10AM to 2PMat Rexall Pharma Plus,located in the RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre, 2300 Yonge Street, ground floor.
Click here or call 416.322.9944to contact the Altima Yonge Eglinton dental team for details.