What is oral cancer?
Oral cancer refers to all cancers of the oral cavity, which includes the following:
Most oral cancers are located on the sides of the tongue, floor of the mouth
Oral cancer starts in the cells of the mouth. Normally these cells are quite
resistant to damage, but repeated injury from smoking, alcohol or even
friction may cause sores or painful areas where cancer can start.
Oral cancer symptoms include:
Your Dental Exam
to women. However; this ratio is narrowing and is now closer to a 2:1 ratio
The mouth has long been recognized as a mirror reflecting the health of the
body. With regular visits to your dentist and good oral health routines, you will
have lots to smile about.
References: www.youroralhealth.ca: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010.
Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society.
Monday, April 18, 2011
2011 Oral Health Month
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