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Awareness of dental health and oral cancer urged
Updated: 11/4/2008 4:00:21 PM

Awareness of dental health and oral cancer urged A British dental health group has organized a new campaign to raise awareness about the dental health dangers of oral cancer.

According to the British Dental Health Foundation, seeing a dentist for a routine dental checkup is one of the best preventive measures against this dangerous disease.

In the U.S., around 34,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, and approximately 8,000 people die from the disease annually.

Oral cancer screenings are a routine part of your regular dental checkup. The dentist examines all parts of the mouth and gum tissue for mouth ulcers, as well as unexplained red or white patches.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking heavily can all increase a person's likelihood of developing mouth cancer.

The American Dental Association also urges people to speak to their dentists if they are concerned about their risk of oral cancer.

In addition to carrying out a screening, a dentist may be able to recommend some resources for quitting smoking, which could significantly decrease a patient's risk of contracting the disease.

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