As a leading voice within the dental industry, Denplan is passionate about promoting the key messages of Mouth Cancer Action Month and making a difference alongside our 6,500 member dentists nationwide.
Mouth cancer is still a disease that has limited public awareness and understanding, despite the significant increase in cases diagnosed each year. We know that finding and treating mouth cancer early is a fundamental – if caught early, the chances of surviving more than five years is up to 90 per cent. Denplan encourages regular dental check-ups – not only to keep your teeth and gums healthy but also so that your dentist can look for and monitor any changes in your mouth that could be signs of cancer. Early detection by your dentist could save your life.
The key messages of Mouth Cancer Action Month also help people to understand what to look out for in between dental appointments and take action to visit their dentist if they are concerned about any possible signs of mouth cancer. Many Denplan member dentists are joining the hundreds of practices nationwide opening their doors this November and offering free mouth cancer checks. To find a dentist in your area offering free checks visit Dental & Health Professionals.
In addition to our support of the main campaign, Denplan is stepping up a gear this year by creating the Blue Lip Selfie campaign. This viral online campaign seeks to bring people together and share a visible sign of support for mouth cancer. We hope this positive, interactive approach will significantly boost awareness of mouth cancer and promote the good news that early detection gives a good chance of beating the disease.
Denplan Limited is the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist, with more than 6,500 member dentists nationwide caring for approximately 1.7 million Denplan registered patients.
Established in 1986 by two dentists who pioneered the concept of dental payment plans, Denplan has been at the heart of dental care for over 25 years and today the company is owned by Simplyhealth.
Denplan has a wide range of dental plans for adults and children, enabling patients to spread the cost of their private dental care through a fixed monthly fee. Denplan supports regular attendance and preventive care, reducing the need for clinical intervention and helping patients to maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. For further information visit www.denplan.co.uk