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288 Forest Rd Walthamstow London E17 5JN
Located in the heart of Walthamstow town centre
& Affordable Private Dentistry
Hollis Dental Practice

Mouth Cancer Screening

As well as checking for dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, we also monitor our patients for early signs of mouth cancer during their routine check-ups.

Males over 40 are at greatest risk of developing mouth cancer, particularly those who smoke or and drink alcohol.  However, mouth cancer can affect anyone of any age, gender, and ethnicity.

The early signs of mouth cancer can include:

  • Unexplained lumps or bumps in the mouth or neck
  • Red or white patches anywhere in the mouth
  • Persistent mouth sores that may bleed
  • Numbness in the lips or tongue
  • Loosening of the teeth
  • Changes in your speech

A cancerous growth can develop anywhere in the mouth, including the tongue, lips, and gums. Your dentist will visually and physically examine your mouth, neck, and head for anything suspicious, giving you peace of mind.

To find out more about mouth cancer or the screening process or to book your dental check-up, contact us on 020 8520 7117.

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What our patients say about us...

Very pleased with Elm Dental Surgery! For over 10 years - excellent care. Professional and Friendly


I've been scared of the dentist for a very long time, but toothache forced me to make an appointment. A friend recommended Elm House to me and I'm so glad she did. The dentist I saw today was so patient and kind, explaining everything perfectly. Actually all the staff were great, including the receptionists. I will definitely go back and I will be recommending to my friends and family. Thank you Elm House, my faith has been restored.

Anne Chumbley

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Opening hours

Monday 9.00AM - 1.00PM
2.00PM - 7.00PM
Tuesday - Thursday 9.00AM - 1.00PM
2.00PM - 5.30PM
Friday 8.30AM - 3.30PM
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