At what age should I start getting screened for oral cancer?
Oral cancer is a killer disease that can be averted by going for regular screenings and leading a healthy lifestyle. But how old should you be to start receiving screenings?
– Symptoms are persistent mouth sores, numbness, recurring sore throats, white patches on gums and tongue.
– Non-smokers and people without any symptoms should go for screenings from the age of 18.
– Smokers should start booking bi-annual screenings as soon as they hit their first tobacco.
As your dentist is checking your teeth, ask them to assess you for oral cancer.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.