Mouth Cancer Screening

What can cause oral cancer?

Oral cancer is more common among tobacco and alcohol users. The consumption of alcohol increases the risk of oral cancer and mixed with tobacco use, the risk becomes even greater. Sun exposure without protection can also cause cancer of the lips.

Early detection of oral cancer increases survival rates so we recommend regular oral and dental check-ups. The earlier the abnormality is detected, the smaller the ulcer is likely to be. Regular dental health checks and yearly oral cancer checks make early detection possible. As a patient at Puresmile Slough Dental & Implants in Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire, your dentist will always check for cancer during your regular check-up.

What are the symptoms of oral or mouth cancer?

Symptoms can include:

  • Red or white patches on the lining of your mouth or tongue
  • Ulcers
  • Lumps

Tips for a healthy mouth

  • Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly
  • Whilst brushing your teeth look out for any abnormalities like ulcers (they can be painless) or any red or white patches
  • Sun exposure: use a lip balm with sun protection and avoid over exposure
  • Eat a well balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients
  • Cut down on smoking and drinking

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