Preventative Dentistry » Oral Cancer Screening
As part of every check-up your dentist is required to carry out a visual examination and check for the early signs of mouth cancer. Please do talk about the examination with your dentist – they will be more than happy to talk through exactly what they are doing, where they are looking, and what they are searching for.
Although mouth cancer can affect anybody, and is strongly associated with the age and gender of a person, around 91% of all diagnoses are linked to lifestyle. This means that by amending our lifestyle choices, we can help cut the chances of developing mouth cancer. Tobacco and excess alcohol use are the main risk factors.