A Chorley dental practice is to display part of John Lennon’s tooth in a bid to promote oral cancer care.

The tooth promotional day will be held at Southport Road Dental Practice in Chorley on November 28.

John Lennon's tooth recently fetched £19,000 at auction and it was bought by Michael Zuk, author and dentist and obsessive collector of celebrity teeth.

The tooth had been in the family of Lennon's former housekeeper Dot Jarlett.

Lennon gave it to her to dispose of sometime between 1964 and 1968, but then suggested she keep the tooth to give to her daughter who was a big Beatles fan, citing it may be worth something one day.

Part of the tooth has since been turned into a necklace by Beverley Hills jewellery designer Ari Soffer.

Over the next few weeks the tooth necklace is being passed around 16 dental practices to highlight National Mouth Cancer Month which will include free mouth screenings, promotions and fundraising events at each of the dental practices.