Thorpe Lea Dental are supporting Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. The charity campaign aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.
Throughout November we will be aiming to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms while encouraging everybody to discuss them with their dental professional.
In the UK, more than 7,000 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years… that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.
Although there are risk factors heavily linked to the disease, mouth cancer can affect anybody – that’s why it’s so important that we all know what to look out for. The campaign is all about taking action. Don’t leave a mouth ulcer unattended for more than three weeks. Don’t ignore any unusual lumps or swellings or red and white patches in your mouth. Early detection could save your life. If you notice any changes in your mouth please speak to a dentist or doctor immediately.
Mouth cancer takes the lives of more than 2,000 people each year in the UK, which is more than testicular and cervical cancer combined. Mouth cancer also takes more lives a year than road traffic accidents. By knowing more about the risk factors, living healthier lifestyles and by learning what to look out we can help reduce our risk and lower the number of lives that mouth cancer effects.
For more information, contact us on 01784 454899
This patient was self-conscious of her teeth and embarrassed to smile as she felt her teeth were discoloured:
Following her tooth-whitening treatment at Thorpe Lea Dental Staines she has much more confidence and no longer hides her smile.
For more information on Teeth Whitening, Adult braces and Cosmetic dentistry at Thorpe Lea Dental Staines, Egham contact us on 01784 454 899.