Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month.

You may / may not be aware but at your check ups your dentist will routinely be checking for signs of mouth cancer

Anyone can be affected by mouth cancer. The most common causes are linked to tobacco and alcohol.

Mouth cancer can appear in different forms and can affect all parts of the mouth, tongue and lips. Mouth cancer can appear as a painless mouth ulcer that does not heal normally, a white or red patch in the mouth can also develop into mouth cancer. Be aware of any unusual lumps in your mouth or jaw area and any persistent hoarseness.

Examine the inside of your mouth regularly for ulcers that do not heal within three weeks or any unusual lumps or patches. If you have any concerns seek advice from your dentist.

Staff supported Blue Lip Wednesday for Mouth Cancer Awareness Month by wearing blue lipstick.