Mouth Cancer Screening

Let your dentist know if you find any unusual mouth sores, red and white patches or small lumps in your mouth. 

What is mouth cancer screening?

Mouth cancer or oral cancer screening, performed by a dentist or oral surgeon, is the physical examination of your mouth and adjacent areas, to look for signs of cancerous or precancerous lesions. Your dentist will usually do the oral cancer screening along with your routine dental checkup.

What are the risk factors?

Smoke or chew tobacco in any form (including e-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, betel quid etc.)

Heavily drink alcohol.

HPV infection - human papillomavirus

Stay in the sun too long (which elevates the risk of getting cancer of the lip).

Most dentists do a mouth cancer screening during a regular dental checkup. The goal is to detect oral cancer in the early stages to treat it when there’s a greater chance of being cured.

Not all lumps in the mouth are cancerous. A simple mouth cancer screening cannot tell if a lump is cancerous or not. Additional tests may be called for to confirm the cancer diagnosis.

The entire screening process takes barely any time. First, our dentist will physically examine all the areas in the mouth, including the roof and floor, cheeks area, gums, back of the throat and tonsils, tongue etc. They will look for swellings, lumps or suspicious growths in these areas. Sometimes, unusual white or red patches on the soft tissues may also indicate oral cancer.

Oral Cancer screening

is dental Cancer Screening important?

Mouth cancer often goes unnoted during the early stages because of its painless onset and difficulty in differentiating from regular mouth sores. Mouth cancer lesions can vary from small lumps and ulcers to red/white patches in the soft tissue (cheeks and gums) of the mouth. The longer the cancer is undetected, the more aggressively it grows and the more difficult it is to treat. Thus, it is important to get screened regularly for oral cancer by professionals

Practice Plan

We offer a Dental Practice Plan. This provides our patients a way to spread the cost of attending for regular preventive dental care. You can join our plan from as little as €14.50 per month.

Miriam Kenny Morehampton Dental Practice

Contact us below to get started
Click Here

Happy Patients

We always strive to ensure that all our patients leave us smiling

The best Dentist I have ever been to. Miriam is a total pro and for those of us that are not so comfy in the dentists chair , she puts one at ease.

David O'Mahony Avatar David O’Mahony
December 18, 2019

I was so nervous and anxious about going to the dentist after a long time … And now I am not afraid anymore and I feel very happy to have Miriam Kenny as my dentist. I recomend her 100% I was very nervous and scared when going to a dentist, because after many years without going, because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc., I was very scared … but Miriam is a very professional woman. I feel in very good hands. And happy to no longer fear going to the dentist! I recommend it 100%

Ca ED Avatar Ca ED
February 12, 2019
Miriam Kenny Morehampton Dental Practice

Your Trusted Dental Clinic

Our practice is based on providing a high standard of modern dentistry in a friendly, professional manner. It is our mission to help our patients maintain their teeth and a healthy mouth for their lifetime.

Our entire team is committed to this ideal. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from returning patients and referrals of their family and friends. We welcome and are grateful for these referrals.

It has been normal for a long time in modern dentistry to sterilise instruments after use and to clean and disinfect surfaces.

With the current Covid-19 pandemic we are paying particular attention to our normal cross-infection practices, but in addition, we are keeping the practice well ventilated (it may feel cold) and we use a special Fogging machine with Hypochlorous acid (HOCL) which is an all-natural antimicrobial agent made from salt and water by an electrolysis unit. Fogging of each surgery is carried out between patients after any treatment involving an aerosol.

To reduce aerosol production during procedures with the dentist we most often use a little device called a rubber dam —.50 this isolates the immediate teeth we are working with & protects the back of mouth. During hygienist treatment we are using an extra suction device outside of the mouth, this also reduces aerosol production.

We offer modern dentistry in a friendly professional caring environment.

The practice is owned & directed by Miriam Kenny and as the business owner and the principal healthcare professional, I am primarily interested in providing evidence-based dental healthcare. This means my priority is to help my dental patients to maintain their own natural teeth in a healthy mouth for their lifetime.

We can help improve your smile - we offer a range of options depending on what is most appropriate for you, from tooth whitening to composite bonding to ceramic veneers, crowns and bridges.

How Much do Dental Check-ups cost?

At Miriam Kenny Morehampton Dental Practice we aim to provide state of the art, quality affordable dental treatment to all.

It was with this in mind that we created our affordable dental plans, which helps us to keep your teeth, gums and oral health in tip-top shape.

With our Practice Plan, you will attend every 6 months with the hygienist and once yearly for your dental examination and have no fees to pay at these visits. The cost of these visits is covered by your monthly subscription – this is as low as €14.50 or €21, depending on whether you qualify for the “PRSI” benefit.

TreatmentMember of maintenance planNon-member of plan
Examination Included in plan€70
Hygienist VisitIncluded in plan€90
Small X-rayIncluded in plan€45
Large X-ray (OPG)€60€60

How to Find Us

Fill up the Form and Ask Your Queries


First Floor, 79 Morehampton Rd,
Donnybrook, Dublin 4, D04 H2Y3



Book Your Appointment

Other Treatments you may consider

We offer dental hygiene services like professional teeth cleaning and polishing to prevent buildup of plaque.

Dental X-rays help in diagnosing dental problems that cannot be clinically assessed or seen in the mouth.

Regular dental check-ups are essential for the early diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.

Large cavities, tooth fractures/cracks, and bacterial entry under old restorations/fillings all call for a root canal treatment to save the tooth from being extracted.

Severe tooth pain, injury to the face and/or mouth, a cracked tooth, a fallen out tooth, a tooth abscess or uncontrollable bleeding from the mouth; these are all dental emergencies that need to be taken care of at the earliest.