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Mouth Cancer… How aware of it are you? - 17th November 2015 by 4drdc-logins

Mouth Cancer Action Month

1st November 2015 to 30th November 2015

Did you know that a dentist could save your life in just 2 minutes?

Here at Crook Log Dental Practice in Bexleyheath, all dentists do a complete soft tissue exam and cancer screening at each check up.

Mouth Cancer kills one person every 3 hours in the UK because of late detection.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer?

  • An ulcer or a white or red patch anywhere in your mouth that does not heal within 3 weeks.
  • A lump or swelling anywhere in the mouth, jaw or neck that persists for more than 3 weeks.
  • Difficulty in swallowing, chewing or moving the jaw or tongue.

There are many other symptoms to look out for, and all can be found on the website below.

www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

If you suspect anything at all please call us on 0208 303 3838 and ask to see your dentist. Remember examinations are not just to check your teeth, make sure you have regular check ups.

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