Tucson Lifestyle September 2016 : Page 3

A HEALTHY MOUTH IS A HEALTHY BODY Your mouth is a window into what’s going on in the rest of your body, often serving as a helpful vantage point for detecting the early signs and symptoms of systemic disease.Conditions such as AIDS or dia-betes, for example, often first become apparent as mouth lesions or other oral problems. In fact, accord-ing to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms. Be sure to have your regular dental checkups! Dr. Wissinger and staff continuously monitor the oral health of their patients and are able to scan the oral cavity for any signs of oral cancer using their high-tech device. Being the first provider in Tucson to use VELscope ® , Dr. Wissinger uses the device to detect oral abnormalities and malignancies in addition to her thorough head and neck clinical examination. VELscope ® Enhanced Oral Assessment System is a handheld scope that uses natural tissue fluores-cence to visualize oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia that might not be apparent or even visible to the naked eye. Elahe P. Wissinger, DMD Graduate of Boston University, Member ADA Give us a call to schedule your next exam, X-rays, and oral cancer screening! 2504 E. River Rd. Dental Solutions (Just East of Campbell) 520-745-5496 EDentalSolutions.net We Accept Dental Insurance

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