The Importance of Oral Hygiene During Cancer Treatment

Categories: Oral Health

You’re probably aware of some of the adverse side effects of treatment for cancer. Unfortunately, one of these side effects is the health of your mouth. In fact, more than one third of people treated for cancer develop oral side effects. Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, attack cancer cells, but normal cells are…

Reducing Your Risk of Oral Cancer

Categories: Oral Health

Oral cancer is not as uncommon as people think. In 2008 an estimated 34,000 cancers of the mouth and throat were diagnosed. In order to minimize your risk of developing oral cancer, be aware of habits that increase your risk. Risk Factors for Oral Cancer include: Use of smoking or chewing tobacco: Tobacco smokers have…

Are You at Risk For Oral Cancer?

Categories: Oral Health

Often perceived as a cancer that only affects older adults who have a history of heavy tobacco and alcohol use, oral cancer is now on the rise among younger adults as well. New research has found a link between oral cancers, and the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a disease that is primarily spread through oral…