When you hit eighteen, it’s time to screen

05 Sep When you hit eighteen, it’s time to screen

teeth health smile dentistYou should request annual oral cancer screening once you reach 18; screening is pain-free and can be done while your dentist is checking your teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Although relatively uncommon, oral cancer (cancers of the throat, tongue, lips and neck) results in over 9000 deaths each year, so screening is vital

– 80% of patients with oral cancer have used some form of tobacco – your dentist can provide advice and support on quitting

– Oral cancer symptoms include red/white patches on your tongue or gums

“Annual screenings are recommended for adults over the age of 18″

Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/from-what-age-should-i-get-screened-for-oral-cancer/

Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.