Supporting Mouth Cancer

The team at Hurst Dental Practice are supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month and are urging our patients to be more ‘Mouthaware’ and recognise the early warning signs of mouth cancer.

With awareness of the disease remaining alarmingly low, we say that a simple 45 second check is often all that is needed to identify anything unusual and be able to then seek professional guidance.

Early diagnosis transforms our chances of beating mouth cancer from 50% to 90% so it is crucial that we know what to look out for and that we do not hesitate in seeking advice from health professionals.

A mouth ulcer that does not heal within 3 weeks, red or white patches in the mouth and unusual lumps or swellings in the mouth or head and neck area, can all be potential signs of mouth cancer so it’s important to be aware of any changes occurring inside your mouth.

During every dental check-up we will do a visual examination for mouth cancer and look for anything that might be a cause for concern. That’s why it’s so important to keep regular dental check-ups – it is not just about the health of our teeth and gums, a trip to the dentist could really be a lifesaver.

To book an appointment with us, please call 01273832209 or visit www.hurstdentalpractice.co.uk for more information.
For more information regarding mouth cancer and Mouth Cancer Action Month, please visit www.mouthcancer.org


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