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Applecross Dentist Post: Mystery increase in oral cancer for those under 45 years!

Individuals under 45 years have been warned to look out for signs of mouth cancer

A new study has revealed a growing number of young people who neither smoke nor drink are being diagnosed with the devastating illness. The primary reason for the increase is still unknown, but medical professionals believe it could be due to poor diet and lack of Vitamin D (sunshine).

The symptoms of oral cancer…

The main symptoms of oral cancer include:

  • Developing red or white patches in the mouth
  • The development of irregular lumps or bumps within the mouth, the neck and the area around the face
  • The apparition of rough spots on the mouth tissues
  • Oral bleeding that is not the result of gingivitis or other known oral health complication
  • Numbness in the facial area
  • Tenderness and pain around the cheeks and within the mouth
  • Hoarseness that is not a regular symptom of flu or colds
  • Constant pain within the ear
  • Sudden, unexplained weight loss
  • Constant sore throat

Ensure your oral health with Image Dental…

At Image Dental in Applecross our primary focus is the health of your mouth, and with this increase in oral cancer in young people we maintain the significant importance of receiving dental check-ups every six months ? even if you do not have any teeth left! Oral cancer is a severe and very serious condition, and we check for any signs of cancer in our regular examinations.

Don?t neglect the importance of your oral health. If you suffer from tooth aches, bleeding gums or any other dental conditions, book an appointment at our Applecross dental clinic so we can assess and treat your condition.

For more information on oral cancer or to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.