At our Phoenix cosmetic dental office, each patient who has a hygiene visit receives an oral cancer screening. Why? Consider these facts; 1. One person dies every hour from oral cancer in America. 2. The survival rate is approximately 52% after 5 years. 3. With early detection, survival rates improve to 80%+. 4. Only 25% of oral cancer is detected early. 5. Those who survive late diagnosis are often grossly disfigured from the aggressive surgery required to remove the cancer. 6. Oral cancer has increased 11% since 2007. 7. Oral cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the US and is more prevalent than skin cancer (malignant melanoma) and 3 time more prevalent than cervical cancer. For more information about Phoenix dental implants with 3D cone beam imaging design, visit www.DesertSmiles.com.