Smoking and alcohol drinking are the main causal factors of oral cancer. When both products are used the risks are multiplied rather than added. People who smoke two or more packets of cigarettes and drink four or more units of alcohol a day have a 35 times increased risk of developing oral cancer compared with those who neither smoke nor drink more than two units of alcohol a day.
If you have an ulcer in your mouth that is painless and does not heal within 2 weeks it is essential that you attend for an examination of this ulcer to exclude oral cancer
Non-healing painless ulcers can be a sign of oral cancer as can white or red patches in your mouth, however it should be noted that the majority of white patches in mouths are not cancerous.
Because there is a lag of several years between when people start using tobacco and when their health suffers, the epidemic of tobacco-related disease and death has just begun.
Second-hand smoke is the smoke that fills restaurants, offices or other enclosed spaces when people burn tobacco products such as cigarettes, bidis and water pipes. There is no safe level of second-hand tobacco smoke.
One unit of alcohol is 10 ml by volume, or 8 g by weight, of pure alcohol. For example, one unit of alcohol is about equal to:
There are one and a half units of alcohol in:
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Our core service is general dentistry but we do provide many advanced services so that we can provide a modern, comprehensive, dental service to our patients. We invest in new technologies to improve patient experience and make your dental treatment as quick and comfortable as possible...
We have several dental emergency appointments every day. We understand that dental pain can be very distressing and debilitating, that a missing crown can be embarrassing so we reserve appointments to deal with these problems. These appointments are available to or regular patients and also to new patients or casual patients...
Loose teeth can be painful and embarrassing. Here at Dental Care with Jill Cooper, our first priority is to find out why your teeth are loose and then to work with you to get a long term solution. To find out more about the services we offer please contact the practice to arrange a consultation.
Here at Jill Cooper Dental Care we use a range of clear orthodontic systems so that we can find the system that will work for you the best. We can use aligners or clear removable appliances to give you that smile you are looking for. Please contact the practice to make your free clear orthodontic consultation appointment.
Including refer a friend discounts, Six Month Smile Summer Special, and buy one get one free examination for new patients!
We have a friendly happy atmosphere in the practice that puts children at ease and we provide a colouring area and children’s magazines in case there is a small wait.
Nervous Patients are extremely welcome. We understand that many people find coming to the dentist difficult and we work with you to make your dental experience at Dental Care with Jill Cooper as pleasant as possible.
Missing teeth can affect our smile, affect are ability to eat and talk, they can disrupt our bite and cause other teeth to move making them more prone to dental decay because of food packing between teeth and also sometimes gum disease.
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