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Factors that Cause Oral Cancer

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

Suspicious changes in the mouth should be reported to your dentist to rule out the presence of oral cancer. A combination of factors may trigger the development of oral cancer.

Key takeaways:

People who smoke and consume alcohol excessively are at the greatest risk of oral cancer.

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been found to cause cancer of the oropharyngeal region, the base of the tongue and the tonsils.

Regular dental visits for checkups will help to identify symptoms of oral cancer at an early stage and treatment commenced early enough.

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the first thing you should do before beginning cancer treatment is to see your dentist. After your treatment begins, be sure to check your mouth every day for sores or other changes.

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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