Out all the things that could go wrong in your mouth, the one that strikes instant revulsion and fear into any person is oral cancer. It is a terrifying condition that is on the increase in Bristol, yet so are the chances of recovering from it, if it is caught and treated early. Clifton Dental can offer you every scrap of information about the disease in order for you to avoid it. There is no real set of rules when it comes to the causes of oral cancer, yet there are certain things you should be aware of. A strong immune system thrives on a healthy diet, but if it is weak, it cannot help to protect the body, and it doesn’t help if you are throwing copious amount of alcohol and nicotine at it. A golden rule about spotting the problem is that if any condition persists in the mouth that is uncomfortable, painful or doesn’t feel right, then get yourself checked out immediately. If after being tested you show signs of a problem, then you will have to go in for treatment which can take various forms from radio/chemotherapy to physical surgery in order to remove anything offensive. But the fight just doesn’t stop there, as after the treatment, it may also be just as frightening in the recovery as well, as you go through a period where the disease could return, but it’s during this period where you need to turn your old life on its head and start a completely new regime- one that is far removed from the lifestyle that got you into this state in the first place and that will enable your body to fight harder for you in the future.