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Free check-ups with a smile at practice.

A DENTAL practice is offering free mouth cancer checks as part of a national campaign.

The team at Lindley Dental are supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month.

They will help check for symptoms of a disease that, without early detection, could claim 30,000 lives over the next decade.

The campaign is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation.

It runs throughout November and promotes the message 'if in doubt, get checked out' in a bid to save thousands of lives through early detection.

Dr Sharon Jardine, principal dentist at the practice, said: "Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages by a dentist.

"If caught early, there is a 90 percent change a sufferer will survive.

"With this in mind, we're welcoming both existing and new patients to visit us for a free mouth cancer check."

Checks are being held at the New Hey Road centre on November 19 between 8.30am and 11.30am.

The check will involve a soft tissue review as well as discussing any concerns the patient may have.

These could include mouth ulcers that haven't healed within three weeks, red or white patches or unusual lumps or swellings in their mouth.

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: "It is well documented that early detection saves lives.

"That is why we are extremely grateful that Lindley Dental is offering free mouth cancer checks this November.

"The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK has significant increased over the last decade, with latest figures showing 6,767 new cases a year.

"This means it's never been more important to follow the campaign message 'if in doubt, get checked out.'" ."

To promote the cause further, the team at the practice will also be sporting their best blue attire on day.

In doing so they will be showing their support for the British Dental Health Foundation's 'Blue Wednesday'.

To book a free mouth cancer check at Lindley Dental call 01484 500022.

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Date:Nov 11, 2014
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