In order to detect oral cancer at an early, curable stage, Dr. Fields routinely examines your lips, mouth and tongue for any abnormal spots or sores. The problem is harmful spots and sores look identical to the ones that are harmless. Only a specialized test can tell them apart.
The GOOD NEWS is, Dr. Fields uses a simple test, called the BRUSH TEST, as powerful as a Pap Smear or a Colonoscopy, on white or red spots and sends samples from this procedure for analysis.
This will determine whether you have unhealthy cells that should be removed before they become cancerous.
Dont forget to ask Dr. Fields for the BRUSH TEST besides his normal visual exam if you are concerned about any new spot in your mouth that has not gone away. He will examine it, and to set your mind at ease, use the BRUSH TEST and send it to the lab to relieve any fears that you might have regarding your oral health, the test is part of the American Dental Associations campaign in educating the public regarding oral cancer screening, the importance of seeing your dentist regularly, and most importantly, it will help save lives!!!!