During a Screening Test
While giving you your mouth cancer screening, your dentist will likely take a look at all of the parts of your mouth, such as:
You’ll have to take out any dentures you might wear so your dentist can check beneath them.
If mouth cancer is detected early then the chances of a complete cure are very good. The smaller the ulcer, the better the chances of a cure. Unfortunately, too many people come forward too late.
What if I have dentures?
You should still have a dental examination every year or as often as recommended. A dental check-up does not cover just teeth, but also the cheeks, tongue and gums.
Will it hurt to have my mouth checked?
No, the examination is carried out using a light, mirrors and gentle touching with fingers.
Does anything make mouth cancer more likely?
Mouth cancer can affect anyone, but smoking greatly increases your risk. Heavy drinking is also a risk. If you do both your chances of getting mouth cancer are greater.
How can I make sure that my mouth is healthy?
Regular dental health reviews at least once a year. This is especially important if you smoke and drink, even more so if you are over 40 years old. If you should see a white or red patch or painless ulcer in your mouth, contact the practice for an appointment right away.
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