November is Mouth Cancer Action Month. This year, along with Denplan, Oral Health Foundation are marking 20 years of raising awareness of mouth cancer.
Their campaign #BlueWednesday takes place on November 18th and aims to spread awareness around mouth cancer and get people involved, by explaining how you can do a self-check in just 45 seconds!
Early diagnosis is vital for beating the disease, so spotting mouth cancer early can significantly change a person’s quality of life. Here’s everything you need to know…
What to look for:
Long lasting mouth ulcers
Red or white patches
Unusual lumps and swelling
Where to check:
Roof and floor of the mouth
Inside of the cheeks
Head and neck
Who to contact if anything out of the ordinary is noticed:
If you’d like to get involved and support this campaign, please visit their website for more information: https://www.dentalhealth.org/bluewednesday
You can also find further information about oral health on our website here.