teeth health smile dentistAdults over the age of eighteen should receive annual oral cancer screening, as part of their routine dental appointments. As well as examining your teeth, the dentist will also look for any issues with the tongue, lips, gums or throat.

– Symptoms can include: soreness, numbness, an ongoing sore throat, white/red spots or patches and sores which fil to heal.

– Smokers or tobacco uses may need earlier or more frequent screening.

– Speak to your dentist if you have any concerns about oral health.

Catching oral cancer early can improve your chances of successful treatment!

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.