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How To Lower The Risk Of Oral Cancer


Posted on 2/6/2023 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
How To Lower The Risk Of Oral CancerWhen you hear about the prevention of oral diseases, you might think of dental caries and gum diseases. Rarely do people think about oral cancer. People who have had oral cancer can tell you their pain and struggle.

If you are serious about your life, you need to find various ways to lower the risk of getting oral cancer. Visit the dentist regularly for checkups and advice on various things. Below are the tips to lower the risk of oral cancer:

Quit Smoking


When using tobacco, you place it directly in your mouth. For example, you can choose to chew or smoke.

In most cases, you will find that most tobacco users have gray-white ulcers in the mouth. These ulcers may be cancerous. Often you will find the more years you have spent using tobacco, the more you use it. Visit the dentist to help you quit tobacco and switch to healthy meals.

Go For Regular Checkup


Potentially cancerous growths are frequently discovered by dentists and dental hygienists first.

During a typical dental exam, the dentist will first check for abnormalities in the mouth. They can recommend the appropriate professional for further investigation if they notice anything unusual. Also, the dentist will get you the proper medication and treatment procedure.

Lip Protection


Ultraviolet exposure has a clear link to lip cancer. Long-term sun exposure increases the risk of developing lip cancer in people. You should be extra cautious around your lips if you have a history of severe sunburns.

You need to ask the dentist about the best lip balm to use. The other thing is that there are products that protect you from sunburn. Call our office and ask the dentist for more information on how to lower the risk of oral cancer.
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