Mouth Action Cancer Month: Join the Conversation
Tuesday 6th September 2016, posted in Patient News
It’s Mouth Cancer Action month this November across the UK. Oasis Dental Care would like to join the conversation by reminding our current, past and future patients that maintaining great oral hygiene and getting regular dental check-ups are two vital ways of staying in excellent oral health.
91% of mouth cancer cases are attributed to lifestyle choices, so the condition is largely preventable according to Mouth Cancer UK. Be aware of the signs and symptoms as the disease is very treatable if detected early. Your dentist will be obliged to carry out an examination for any signs of mouth cancer if you’re due in for a check-up, but in the meantime- “If in doubt, get checked out”-says Mouth Cancer UK. We concur.
The campaign intends to raise awareness of the disease and save lives through education and consequent early detection and prevention. We would encourage everyone to join in the conversation by spreading the word about the campaign and by tweeting Oasis Dental Care and Mouth Action UK your thoughts with the hashtag #MouthCancerAction. Don’t forgot to share a nice blue lip selfie with the hashtag #bluelipselfie to support the cause also.
Remember, if you’ve any feeling of abnormality in your mouth or are due in for a check-up, locate your nearest Oasis Dental Care practice and talk to the team there - they’d be more than happy to help and would encourage you to discuss any concerns you may have with them.