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The British Dental Health Foundation, which runs UK Mouth Cancer Action Month each November, wants more attention to be paid to mouth cancers reminding people that there is a death from mouth cancer on average every 5 hours in the UK.
Oral health experts and the Foundation are advising the public to regularly check their mouths after news broke this week of actor Michael Douglas being diagnosed with oral cancer.
The Academy Award winner has recently been diagnosed with a tumour in his throat, and now faces an eight-week cause of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
This high profile case has brought oral cancers into the lime light, Douglas quit smoking in 2006, after a long 'half a packet a day' habit. Yet, the possibility of developing oral cancer remains higher for ex-smokers than non-smokers for 20 years after quitting.
Absolute Dental is so concerned about mouth cancer they are offerings free mouth cancer checks on Wednesday November 24th, all you have to do is ring up and book an appointment Tel: 01548 852 165. You don't have to be registered at their dental practice.
Tobacco is considered to be the main cause of mouth cancer, with three in four cases being linked to smoking. Drinking in excess is also a known factor, with those who both smoke and drink to excess being up 30 times more likely to be at risk.
For more information: http://www.mouthcancer.org/
To book a slot to have a FREE mouth cancer check: http://www.absolute-dental.co.uk/