HOUSTON, TEXAS – Dr. Lynette Crouse, a talented Houston family dentistry, is now using a new technology to detect irregularities in the mouth that could develop into oral cancer or oral HPV.
OralID uses a proven, optically based approach called “fluorescence technology” that allows Dr. Crouse to identify oral cancer, pre-cancer and other abnormal lesions in the earlier stages. When oral cancers are detected in the early stages, there is an 80 to 90 percent survival rate, but the survival rate is only about 50 percent when the cancers are detected in the advanced stages.
“OralID is the oral exam device that every clinician deserves to wield in the fight against oral cancer,” said Dr. Crouse, who operates Precise Dental of Houston. “By adding this technology into our practice, we can give patients peace of mind and let them know exactly what is going on in their mouth.”
Dr. Crouse conducts an in-depth oral cancer screening following patients’ regular cleanings and dental exams. Alcohol, tobacco and the sexually transmitted disease HPV are the leading causes of oral or oropharyngeal cancer, but studies show that about 25 percent of Americans with oral cancer have no known risks.
“We’re here to provide comprehensive care and make sure that you leave our office with a healthy smile,” Dr. Crouse said.
Precise Dental of Houston focuses on modern technology and continuing education to provide comprehensive care to every patient. The comfortable office includes a digital X-ray machine, which emits low levels of radiation; intraoral cameras; state-of-the-art cavity-prevention treatment; and laser teeth-whitening treatments.
Dr. Crouse is a general dentist who provides services in restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. The Houston dental practice offers crowns, bridges, implant restoration, root canals, teeth whitening at the dentist, veneers, fillings, gum treatment, oral cancer screenings, breath treatment and dental bonding.
Dr. Crouse is a Houston native who graduated with honors from the high school Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. She attended Houston Baptist University, where she double majored in biology and chemistry. In 1999, Dr. Crouse received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas. She was later accepted into the university’s graduate practice residency program and received training in oral medicine and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Crouse began her career as an associate dentist at a cosmetic dental practice. She opened Precise Dental of Houston in 2004. Dr. Crouse has received training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and is a certified provider of Invisalign. Over the years, patients looking for Invisalign in Houston have received quality and dependable services from Dr. Crouse and her staff.
Dr. Crouse holds memberships with the Academy of Sports Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is fluent in French and Spanish. In addition to her training and certifications, Dr. Crouse was voted Houston’s top dentist in 2014.
To learn more about Dr. Crouse’s cosmetic dentistry, call us at 832-548-9805.