My Shrewsbury dental practice is offering free Mouth Cancer screening throughout November to raise awareness of the fast growing disease and support Mouth Cancer Action month.
It is so important for people who have even just the slightest concern to get it checked out as one person in the UK dies of Mouth Cancer every five hours. The statistics are terrifying, but we know the number of fatalities could be reduced if we can increase awareness of the need for early checks and diagnosis.
Currently nine in ten people who get early diagnosis survive mouth cancer, yet the survival rate remains as low as fifty per cent.
Years ago it was mainly older men who contracted the disease, but these days only twice as many men as women suffer from Mouth Cancer and more young people are being diagnosed with the disease than ever before.
Early warning signs of Mouth Cancer include ulcers that do not heal within three weeks, red and white patches in the mouth and unusual lumps or swellings in the mouth.
We are saying: If you are in doubt, get it checked out! Even if you are not one of our patients you can still make an appointment at Esthetique Dental for a free Mouth Cancer screening throughout November.
Just call us on 01743 493050. All we ask is that you leave us wearing one of the Mouth Cancer Foundation blue ribbons we will have available in exchange for a donation.
Dr Thomas Norlin D.D.S., Odont. Lic, Clinical Director of Esthetique Dental ~ I am a general and cosmetic dentist in Shrewsbury specialising in dental implants. To date I have placed more than 1,000 implants....