Lowering Your Risk for Oral Cancer

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Oral cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer, because it tends to get diagnosed at a later stage. Although certain factors that increase your risk, such as being over the age of 40, are not preventable, there are many factors you can control to keep yourself healthy.

Avoiding Tobacco and Alcohol
Tobacco and heavy alcohol consumption are the top causes of oral cancer, which may come as no surprise. A person who both smokes cigarettes and drinks alcohol is at any even higher risk than someone who using either substance alone. If you’ve already been using these substances, quitting the habit is still worth it! The sooner you stop, the lower your risk will be. It’s never too late to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Eating Your Fruits and Vegetables
You’ve always been told to eat your fruits and veggies, but here’s another reason to add them to your diet. A diet low in fruits and vegetables may play a role in oral cancer development. When filling your plate, be sure to add a variety of colors so you can get plenty of different vitamins. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables will improve your health in every way.

Reducing Sun Exposure
When you apply sunscreen do you remember to put it on your lips? This is an area people often forget, but your lips are just as exposed to the sun’s rays as the rest of your face. Repeated sun exposure greatly increases your risk of developing cancer of the lip. If you can’t stand the taste of regular sunscreen on your mouth, consider getting a lip balm with SPF.

If you have any symptoms of oral cancer or are interested in cancer screening, contact Oak Creek Dental online or call us at (614) 682-8349. Our highly skilled team will be happy to assist you with any of your oral health needs.

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