Montrose Smile Studio brings Mouth Cancer Action Month to Twickenham
Montrose Smile Studio the dentist in Twickenham is helping to raise awareness of Mouth Cancer Action Monthby organising an event for the campaign.
In the UK mouth cancer is diagnosed in more than 5,000 people annually and kills almost 2,000 people each year – one death every five hours.
Running for the duration of November, the campaign features the tagline ‘If In Doubt, Get Checked Out’ urges the public to visit their dentist for oral screening.
Professional check-ups and regular self-examinations are the best route to early detection of mouth cancer.
Early diagnosis saves lives, improving survival chances from just half of cases to more than 90%.
Early warning signs include ulcers which do not heal within three weeks, red and white patches in the mouth and unusual changes in the mouth.
Montrose Smile Studio in Whitton, Twickenham is opening its doors for free oral screening examinations from Monday 1st November to Tuesday 30th November 2010 inclusive. Please call us on 02088944639 to reserve your time or request an appointment online. All are invited to come along and receive a professional screening which can help save lives in mouth cancer cases.
For example: Dr Khan commented:
“We are delighted to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month in Twickenham. It is vital that people are aware of the risks and are checked regularly for signs of mouth cancer – early detection saves lives.”
Mouth Cancer Action Month also aims to raise awareness of a disease which has remained under-reported for too long. Prevention is key and lifestyle choices can help minimise risks.
Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of campaign organisers the British Dental Health Foundation, commented:
“We are delighted that Montrose Smile Studio has joined the many dental practices, schools, health professionals and community groups promoting Mouth Cancer Action Month.
“Three-quarters of cases are linked to tobacco and alcohol so it is important that smokers are encouraged to quit and alcohol is drunk in moderation.
“The human papilloma virus (HPV), transmitted via oral sex, and poor diets are also linked to mouth cancer. Worryingly the disease is also now affecting a younger group of people and many more who display none of the traditional risk factors.
“Yet early diagnosis can really make the difference so make sure you visit a dentist regularly and check your mouth as often as possible, it could just save your life.”
CONTACT US ON 02088944639