A PONTELAND dental practice will be offering free mouth cancer examinations to local residents in support of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Honour Health, based at Bell Villas in Ponteland, will be offering free oral health checks with mouth cancer examinations on Saturday, November 17 and Monday, November 19, between 9.30am and 1pm.

Dentist Katherine Lawrence, from Honour Health, said of the initiative: “Mouth cancer does not have the public awareness that other forms of cancer does, yet shockingly it claims more lives every year than testicular and cervical cancer combined. We need to change this.

“Simply register with the practice to receive your free examination which will last approximately 15 minute and checks the whole mouth, including the cheeks, lips, tongue and gums.”

She added: “Mouth cancer is one of the UK’s fastest increasing cancers, with cases up by almost 40 per cent in the last decade alone. Public awareness remains vital to combatting the disease and through us all being ‘mouth aware’ and spotting mouth cancer early enough, we are giving everyone the best possible chance to be successfully treated and have a good quality of life.”

To book your free mouth cancer check, contact the reception team at Honour Health directly on (01661) 821412, or email ponteland@honourhealth.co.uk.