top 3 risk factors for oral cancer

Top 3 Risk Factors For Oral Cancer

Brushing and flossing our teeth twice daily cannot help prevent some oral problems, including cancer. There is overwhelming evidence that the following habits, substances or conditions increase your risk for oral cancer. 

Key takeaway:

• All forms of tobacco use increase your risk of developing oral cancer.

• Heavy alcohol drinking is one of the main risk factors for oral cancer.

• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is often the cause of oral cancer when tobacco and alcohol use is not involved.

Go for your regular checkup today and your dentist can conduct an oral cancer screening.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.