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November is Mouth Cancer Action Month

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month

Cathleen, Hugh and Sarah: Cathleen and Sarah are general and family dentists and Hugh is one of the dental implant dentists at Elmsleigh House, experienced and dedicated to ensuring early signs of mouth cancer are detected.

November 2015 is Mouth Cancer Action Month, a campaign run by the British Dental Health Foundation to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.

In the UK more than 6700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. It takes the lives of more than 2000 people each year, which is more than testicular cancer and cervical cancer combined.

Aims of Mouth Cancer Action Month

• To get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage
• Increasing education about the risk factors and how to live healthier lifestyles
• Knowing the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer so we can take action
• Encouraging discussion about mouth cancer with our dental professionals
• Reducing our risk and lowering the number of lives that mouth cancer effects.

The campaign is all about taking action!
Do not leave an ulcer unattended for more than 3 weeks
Do not ignore any unusual lumps or swellings, or red and white patches in your mouth.

Early detection could save your life!

Maintain regular dental check ups

At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic our dentists perform mouth cancer screening at your routine check up. All dentists are trained to the same high standard in mouth cancer detection and will be able to notice any early signs of mouth cancer during your examination.

For more information about Mouth Action Cancer Month visit www.mouthcancer.org

If you are looking for high-quality dental care, Sarah, one of our dentists, is offering new patients a half price new patients examination if booked during November and December 2015. For more information or to book a half price new patients dental examination, call the Welcome Team on 01252 713797 or email [email protected] We believe you will appreciate the difference in care and treatment.

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