April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Home » News » April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. Ferullo Promotes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Dr. John Ferullo, your downtown dentist in St. Petersburg joins dentists around the world in promoting Oral Cancer Awareness month in April.   In America alone, over 36,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year.  Because of this, it is extremely important for everyone to get a regular oral cancer screening.  Oral cancer often strikes in the mouth or throat with most cancers starting in the flat cells (squamous cells) cells that are located on the surfaces of the tongue, mouth and lips.  You and your family doctor may be unaware of this until symptoms occur including sores on the lips or mouth that do not heal, loose teeth, pain or difficulty swallowing, numbness of the lower lip and chin, or a persistent ear ache.   That is what makes oral cancer awareness and regular oral cancer screening so important because they can detect cancer before the symptoms and possibly reduce the need for invasive treatment, save lives and avoid disfigurement.

Your Downtown Dentist Offers the Newest Technology in Oral Cancer Screening

Oral Cancer Awareness Screenings by VELscopeOur St. Pete Dentist office offers the newest technology in oral cancer screening with the VELscope® enhanced oral assessment.  This technology offers a quick and easy screening that is thorough yet can be done in minutes. With this device, we are able to detect abnormalities before they are seen in the mouth and lips with your eyes.  Some screening techniques require the use of extended testing procedures that include dyes but VELscope® uses tissue fluorescence so you get peace of mind with the least amount of inconvenience and time to you. This technology is just one of the St. Petersburg gentle dental techniques we offer our patients.

Free Oral Cancer Screening With Any Regular Appointment During April

Oral Cancer Awareness is connected to overall health - happy coupleIf you are in need of dental care in St. Petersburg, now is the perfect time to make your appointment with Dr. Ferullo.  In an effort to promote oral cancer awareness he is offering free oral cancer screening to patients during regular appointments.   This is because our St. Pete dentist office is dedicated to your overall health and well-being.  We are dedicated to your oral health but also offer heart health dentistry in St. Petersburg along with our oral cancer screenings.  We want you to help you have a great smile and overall health.  Call our office to schedule your April appointment and to take advantage of our free oral cancer screening!


Comments are closed.

Tell A Friend - Dr. Ferullo is a Dentist in St. Petersburg

Address & Social

Dr Ferullo
200 Central Avenue
Suite #830
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tel: 727-822-8101
Email Us

Dr. Ferullo is a Proud Member of Academy of Laser Dentistry Proud Member of Academy of Laser Dentistry
Web Design by P3 Agency