General dentistry, Team and practice information

Risks of Oral Cancer

There is no single cause of oral cancer but some factors increase the risk of developing it.

Here are some major factors that can increase the risk;

smoking or chewing tobacco or using snuff, especially if you also drink alcohol heavily

drinking a lot of alcohol, especially if you also smoke or chew tobacco or use snuff

chewing betel nut

sun exposure to the lips

Infection of the oral cavity with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may also be a risk factor for oral cancer.

Some people develop oral cancer without any of these risk factors

We take oral cancer diagnosis very seriously and Fresh Dental dentists and nurses will always try and give you advice on where you can get help from to aid your journey to quit smoking or chewing tobacco as we have seen how oral cancer can affect you and your families lives in a negative way.


May 26, 2011 · 10:22 am