Oral cancers occur in the cheek, tongue, lips,
mouth, and throat, and they can be deadly if left
untreated. Research has r...
1. Abstaining from tobacco use. Those who smoke
pipes, cigars, and cigarettes have an oral cancer
risk factor that is six ...
3. Avoiding excessive sun exposure. Significant
exposure to the sun, especially in childhood,
has been linked to oral canc...
At Los Angeles-based Westwood Dental, Dr.
Anderkvist helps his patients maintain
healthy smiles and prevent oral cancers. ...
Preventing Oral Cancers
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Preventing Oral Cancers

Oral cancers occur in the cheek, tongue, lips, mouth, and throat, and they can be deadly if left untreated. Research has revealed a number of risk factors correlated with the development of about 75 percent of oral cancers, and there are several proactive steps individuals can take to minimize their chances of developing the disease.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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Transcripts - Preventing Oral Cancers

  • 1. Oral cancers occur in the cheek, tongue, lips, mouth, and throat, and they can be deadly if left untreated. Research has revealed a number of risk factors correlated with the development of about 75 percent of oral cancers, and there are several proactive steps individuals can take to minimize their chances of developing the disease. These include the following:
  • 2. 1. Abstaining from tobacco use. Those who smoke pipes, cigars, and cigarettes have an oral cancer risk factor that is six times that of the non-smoking population. The use of smokeless tobacco products, such as chewing tobacco, leads to similar rates of cancer development. 2. Drinking in moderation. Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked with the development of oral cancers. Those who binge drink tend to have a higher risk than those who do not drink and those who drink moderately.
  • 3. 3. Avoiding excessive sun exposure. Significant exposure to the sun, especially in childhood, has been linked to oral cancer. Individuals should limit their time in the sun and wear hats when they are outside. 4. Scheduling regular dental visits. Dentists can provide oral cancer screenings as part of a check-up, and they can investigate any lumps or growths that seem unusual.
  • 4. At Los Angeles-based Westwood Dental, Dr. Anderkvist helps his patients maintain healthy smiles and prevent oral cancers. He also treats gum disease, offers laser cleanings, and performs a number of corrective dental procedures.

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