Pupils get lippy about can­cer

The Oban Times - - Community News -

SOUTH UIST young­sters did their bit re­cently to raise aware­ness about mouth can­cer when they donned some blue lips.

Pupils of Iochdar Pri­mary School on the is­land learned about the signs and symp­toms of mouth can­cer dur­ing a visit from Lochbois­dale Den­tal Prac­tice staff. The staff also took the op­por­tu­nity to carry out flu­o­ride var­nish­ing on the chil­dren’s teeth.

Morag MacKinnon, den­tal ther­a­pist and oral health im­prove­ment co- or­di­na­tor at Lochbois­dale, said: ‘ We took the op­por­tu­nity to make teach­ers and staff aware of the signs and symp­toms of mouth can­cer. We also ex­plained to the chil­dren that when they come to the den­tist we check not just their teeth but also their lips, tongues and cheeks.’

LIS­TEN UP: Pupils at Iochdar Pri­mary School donned blue lips to raise aware­ness of mouth can­cer.

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