Checking for signs of oral cancer to keep you healthy

In addition to doing everything we can to make sure your teeth stay in great condition, we also check your mouth, face and neck for signs of oral cancer during your routine appointments.

Oral cancer is on the increase, with more cases being diagnosed each year, but it can be much easier to treat if caught early. That’s why we look for unusual swellings or other changes to your mouth during your dental check-ups.

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Know the signs of oral cancer

It’s useful to get acquainted with your mouth and learn what it looks like so you can identify any changes that may need further investigation. These include:

Risk factors for oral cancer

Mouth cancer is strongly linked to certain lifestyle choices. Risk factors that have been shown to play a role in the development of the disease include:

We can also offer advice related to your diet, tobacco use and alcohol consumption, as well as suggesting other ways to help you reduce your risk of developing oral cancer.

It’s important to attend regular check-ups so we can keep a watchful eye on your oral health. Even if you wear a complete set of dentures, it is advisable to have the soft tissues of your mouth checked annually for early signs of oral cancer.

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