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Keeping your health protected with regular appointments for mouth cancer screening

04/11/2021

Ditching the bad habitsBlog

Giving up habits such as eating too much junk food, or drinking too many fizzy drinks, may seem like a simple process, but to those who are hooked, it can be a great struggle. Now combine that with the social aspect, all heading out on your coffee break for a smoke, or on a night out and chatting in the smokers’ area. Combining this bad habit with the social benefits of it can be tough and sometimes make it seem impossible to stop. But whilst it may be socially appealing, the impact on your health can be considerable which is why regular check-ups and mouth cancer screening Burnham is considered so important.

Increasing the risk

Now whilst anyone can unfortunately show signs of oral cancer, studies have shown that those who smoke are often within the higher risk category, as connections between the somewhat social habit and cancer continue to appear. Whilst your dental team will always encourage you to quit smoking, the choice is always down to you and for some the effects of the habit may have already begun to show. Whilst this can of course be extremely scary, rest assured that we have you covered.

How can we help reduce the impact?

Regular dental check-ups along with appointments for mouth cancer screening Burnham are of extreme importance for your overall health. Not only do the check-ups enable your dental team to work with you and help improve and maintain the level of care provided each day to your own mouth, but also they enable any changes within the mouth to be spotted early. For instance, an ulcer that appears to be persistent may just be an ulcer that needs a little more care at home, but it may also be an early sign of something not quite right. By attending your appointments on a yearly or even 6 monthly basis, these small changes can be noticed and dealt with as quickly as possible to avoid further impact to your health.

Working together

Whilst your appointments with us at our practice are essential in keeping on top of your overall oral health, it is also down to you, the patient, to keep an eye on your own health. It may be that you notice a change within the gums whether bleeding or more persistent ulcers appearing, or it may be that you just feel more sensitive within the mouth. No matter how small the change may be, if you are concerned then arrange an appointment with your dental team so as to help put your mind at ease. Our bodies are very intuitive and therefore if something feels a little off then it is important to get checked out rather than wait for the possible outcome of the issue.

By working together as a team both in and out of the dental practice we are able to continue improving your oral health and quickly deal with any potential bumps along the road. No need to wait for a problem to arise, have regular check-ups and mouth cancer screening Burnham to keep your overall health on top form.

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