According to Cancer Research UK, over the last decade, oral cancer mortality rates have increased by over 21% in the UK. It is also not gender-specific as the increase is similar in males and females.
As well as this, they also predict that mortality rates for oral cancer are projected to rise by 38% in the UK between 2016 and 2035, to seven deaths per 100,000 people by 2035.
These predictions are obviously shocking, so when you have a dental cleaning with your dentist in Stockport, we are also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
Prevent gum disease
Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early by your dentist at The Mall Stockport it can normally be treated and even reversed. If not addressed, you may end up with a more advanced stage of gum disease known as periodontitis. Regular visits to your dentist at The Mall for check-ups and dental cleanings, along with brushing and flossing twice a day, are key factors in preventing gum disease.
Our dentists and hygienists are highly trained to detect any early signs of issues with your teeth and gums. Early detection of issues such as cavities, broken fillings and gum disease can be treatable. If untreated, root canals, gum surgery or removal of teeth could become the only treatment options left for many patients.
Some of our patients may find this surprising, but gum disease has been linked to heart disease, strokes, pancreatic cancer and more. Visiting your dentist at The Mall Stockport for regular check-ups can help you to avoid gum disease.
Say goodbye to the whiff!
Studies have shown that around 85% of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis, have a dental issue. Efficient oral hygiene is essential in preventing any bad whiffs from your mouth!