Oral Health

Oral Cancer

The health of your mouth involves more than just the health of your teeth and gums. Everyone knows they should brush and floss to keep their teeth for a life time. However, most people are not aware they can get cancer in and around their mouths.

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What causes oral cancerOral Cancer

Research indicates that 75% of all oral cancers are related to tobacco and alcohol use. The risk of oral cancer is 6 - 15 times greater for those who use both substances depending on amounts consumed. Recent research has shown that Human Papilloma Virus, especially serotype HPV 16 ,is a risk factor for oral cancers.

What you can do to stay healthy

Oral cancers are preventable.  Take these 6 steps to help prevent oral cancer: