Every November, the Oral Health Foundation organises and runs Mouth Cancer Action Month, under the message ‘If in doubt, get checked out’.
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 a cancer, as can any unusual lumps or swellings. It is important to visit your dentist if these areas do not heal within three weeks.
At your regular dental check-ups, we will assess your oral health and look for any deterioration or improvement since your last visit, including checking for oral cancer.