DOCTOR’S NOOK

FROM DR. HEINRICH AND STAFF20141020_122714

At New Braunfels Dentists, Dr. Heinrich and staff is proud to support BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Our HEARTS go out to our many patients who have been touched by the disease.

As Dental Practitioners, we would like to bring awareness to oral cancer as well. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, over 43,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.

The greatest risk factors are still tobacco use and alcohol consumption with the combined effect   increasing your chances by 15X the likelihood of developing oral cancer. More recently, a virus (HPV16) has been identified as ONE of the causative agents in oral cancer.

At New Braunfels Dentists, we provide the Vizilite Plus Oral Cancer Screening. Early detection of the virus will allow advance and aggressive treatment to help you live your life to its fullest.

To make sure our patients are provided the BEST CARE, we put their overall health (not just dental health) as our number one priority.

For more information you can go to www. Ada.org/en/member-center/oral-health-topics/oral-cancer