Oral cancers are attached with risk factors including:
- Use of tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, cigarettes, etc.
- Genetics or a family history of oral or other cancers
- Excessive sun exposure
- Excessive alcohol consumption
By maintaining your regular dental exams and cleanings every six months, you can be assured regular screenings for oral cancer that can help to diagnose any irregularities that may be of concern. To schedule your next exam and cleaning with your Smiley Dental dentist, call us today.
Lowell (978) 999-9000
Related Oral Cancer Articles
This article may just save your life. Learn how to notice any unusual lesions (sores or ulcers) anywhere in your mouth that do not heal within two-three weeks. Early detection is key... Read Article
Strategies To Stop Smoking
Cigarette smoking is the number one preventable cause of illness and death. Quitting smoking could prevent a large number of diseases and deaths each year. Many smokers find it difficult to stop, a fact that is confirmed by the staggering rate of relapse. Given the fact that cigarette smoking is a learned behavior that is reinforced over time, it makes sense that to be successful in quitting, you must "unlearn" this behavior. Here are some suggested ways to learn how... Read Article