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TEETH FOR LIFE
In the UK we have an ageing population and the number of people aged 65 and over is expected to rise to more than 20% by 2025, that’s 2.5 million more older people. We can all expect to live longer too as life expectancy in England now stands at 79.5 years old for men and 83 years old for women.
Looking after our teeth so that they last us well into our old age has never been more important. If we can’t eat properly, we can’t look after ourselves properly and this can have a dramatic effect on our wellbeing.
We would like to stress the importance of visiting your dentist at least once a year, preferably twice – even if you have no natural teeth of your own left. This is the advice that we give to our patients who visit us from Botley, Winchester, Hedge End, Bishops Waltham, Wickham and across Hampshire.
Dental health examinations
During your dental health examination your dentist will:
Mouth cancer screening for peace of mind
During every dental health examination at Oakwood Dental Practice we carry out mouth cancer screening. Mouth cancer is twice as common in men than women and 86% of cases are diagnosed in those aged over 50. Smokers and drinkers are particularly at risk.
Early detection of mouth cancer results in a survival outcome of 90%. However, delayed diagnosis means survival rates plummet to as little as 50%. Let us give you peace of mind by checking your mouth for the early signs of mouth cancer.