Maintain Oral Hygiene If You Want To Prevent Mouth Cancer

  • The uncontrollable growth of cells in your mouth, which can invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissues is known as oral cancer. It is important to detect oral cancer at an early stage if you don’t want it to become deadly. Visit Cornerhouse Dental Care regularly and their dentists will share a few tips to protect your oral health. They provide high quality dental treatments and can suggest a few preventive techniques. The objective is to help every patient attain optimum oral health. Their experienced dentists are also aware of the various causes of oral cancer.

    Know The Risk Factors Of Oral Cancer

    Aged people are more prone to contract oral cancer. People who chew tobacco, smokers, those who consume excess alcoholic drinks every day or are exposed to harmful ultra-violet light are at greater risk. Some oral pathology specialists feel that oral cancer can also occur due to the HPV virus. Experienced dentists at Cornerhouse Dental Care can share more risk factors of oral cancer.

    Some Ways Oral Hygiene Can Help In Preventing Oral Cancer

    • Brushing and flossing your teeth every day makes your mouth healthier and the immune system stronger. Your mouth will become more capable of fighting off potential cancers.
    • Avoid smoking or chewing tobacco products. Even if you are a casual smoker, try to kick the habit.
    • Instead of binge drinking, consume alcohol in moderation. It is advisable to limit it to 1 or 2 drinks per day or every few days only. There are higher risks for you to develop oral cancer if you drink alcohol or consume tobacco products for a longer period of time.
    • Avoid over-exposure to the sun and apply sunscreen on your face and lips before going out. If possible, use UV-A/B-blocking sun protection lip balm. You might develop cancer on your lower lips if you are exposed to harmful rays of the sun repeatedly. The lipstick-size sunscreen tubes are quite handy so you can keep one in your purse/pocket for daily use.
    • Try to lead an active lifestyle by exercising regularly. It will boost your immune system and reduce the risk of cancer.
    • Visit the dentists or hygienist at Cornerhouse Dental Care every six months to conduct an oral cancer screening. Though the process is simple, it can make a big difference in your life.
    • Include more cancer-fighting food in your diet. Some dentists recommend consuming more vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, flaxseed, beans, berries, grapes, soy, garlic, dark green leafy vegetables, green tea and tomatoes. These items play an active role in preventing cancer.
    • It is not only about the items you are including in your diet, you can also prevent cancer if you prepare your food the right way. Instead of frying or grilling the food items, bake, boil or steam them. If you want to add more favour to your food, add healthy spices like ginger, garlic or chillies.

    You can follow the tips stated above and the preventive techniques suggested by experienced dentists at Cornerhouse Dental Care.