How Much Is Your Tooth Worth???

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Recently, your Overland Park dentists found out that a tooth belonging to John Lennon was sold at an auction for about $31,200. Now, this is a tooth that is over 40 years old, and has a sizable amount of decay to it!!! How much do you think your tooth, in perfect condition, is worth?

Well, unless you are someone famous, it may not be worth much at all. However, possessing healthy teeth is very invaluable! Not only do you get to have a beautiful smile, but you also look happy, and most of all, you will enjoy eating all the foods that are healthy for you, and improve your overall health.

So, while your perfect teeth are not worth the same as a decayed, 40 plus year old tooth, when it comes to your overall health, they are priceless!!!!

It is not only important to visit your dentist regularly, but possessing a daily oral hygiene regime will also help to promote oral health. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment.

ViziLite Plus

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Oral cancer can be a devastating, and even deadly, disease. It can go unnoticed until it has progresses to the later stages. However, if it is caught early, oral cancer is one of the most curable diseases, if detected and diagnosed early. That is why the ViziLite Plus exam was developed. It uses technology that has been proven successful in identifying soft tissue abnormalities in other areas of the body. This is the leading oral cancer screening system which helps in the identification, evalutation and monitoring of abnormal oral lesions which may be suspicious of being precancerous, or cancer.

Overland Park Smiles is one of only two Certified  dental practices in tthe State of Kansas to offer ViziLite Plus technology for early detection of oral cancer. An annual Vizilite Plus exam, in combination with the regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for cancer. 

With ViziLite Plus, Drs. Willits and Woltkamp are better able to detect early stages of cancer. Please call,email or come into the office to schedule your appointment.

 

 

Take care of your mouth

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