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.
• 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.