Modified Oral Self Examination Techniques by Dr Victor Fan
Wash your hands and look in front of a mirror with good lighting.
Do the following 10 steps in a systematic fashion from the lips, cheeks, tongue, floor and roof of mouth looking for any abnormalities:
Lips Step 1 and 2: Lift up upper and pull down lower lip to look right inside the fold
Cheeks Step 3 and 4: Stretch open right / left cheek to look inside to the furthest corner
Tongue Step 5,6 and 7: Stretch out tongue to check the left and right and under-surface
Floor of mouth Step 8: Lift tongue up to check floor of mouth
Palate Step 9 and 10: Tilt head back to check palate and say “arrh…” to check soft palate