Top Risk Factors for Oral Cancer – American Dental Association

The Top 7 Risk Factors for Oral Cancer

Early oral cancer detection can happen at the dentist.

You know your dentist is looking for cavities during regular check-ups, but you may not realize your dentist can check for cancer at the same time. It’s estimated that approximately 51,540 people will be diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue in 2018.

Regular visits to your dentist can help you detect such cancers early, and changing a few potentially harmful habits may help reduce your chances of developing them. Read on to find out the top risk factors.

Source: Top Risk Factors for Oral Cancer – American Dental Association