Did you know that mouth cancer is a global healthcare problem? Regular dental examinations can help early detection.
In the UK alone the British Dental Foundation estimates that there will be 60,000 new cases over the next 10 years. The Foundation are organising a Mouth Cancer Action Month in November 2012.
Regular dental health checks up are important for detection of life threatening diseases such as mouth cancer. Early detection of these diseases can help with success of the treatment and dentists are in a unique position to check your mouth for initial signs. A BBC news story from last week highlighted this issue and sent out a plea to dentists to check for mouth cancer.