(703) 565-2503

Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030

Our Blog

Saliva test to determine a patient’s risk.

Some dentists are offering a simple saliva test to determine a patient’s risk for contracting certain types of cancers. The test determines the presence of HPV, the Human Papilloma virus, which can lead to cancer. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 1,700 new cases a year in women and 5,700 in men.

25 percent of mouth and 35 percent of throat cancers are caused by HPV. The cost for the test is $200, not covered by insurance.

Alcohol and tobacco use continue to be the main risk factors for oral cancer, and oral cancers related to HPV do have a higher survival rate.

To learn more about the saliva test, click here.

Request an appointment today!

Call our office at (703) 565-2503

Request Now

Site Navigation

Office Hours

  • Monday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday
    8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Appointment request

New patients are welcome! To request an appointment use our online form or call:

(703) 565-2503

Our Location

Rye Smiles for Life

10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 565-2503