Oral Cancer Awareness Month - Tips For Preventing Oral Cancer
Don’t Let Oral Cancer Destroy Your Mouth
Tips For Preventing Oral Cancer
Quit smoking and using tobacco products. Tobacco use is one of the most significant risk factors for oral cancer. If you smoke or use tobacco products, quitting is the most important step you can take to reduce your risk of oral cancer.
Limit alcohol consumption. Heavy alcohol consumption is another significant risk factor for oral cancer. If you drink alcohol, limit your consumption to no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men.
Protect your lips from sun damage. Sun exposure can increase your risk of lip cancer. To protect your lips, wear a lip balm or lipstick with SPF 30 or higher when you’re outdoors.
Eat a healthy diet. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help protect against oral cancer. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of red and processed meats.
Practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash regularly to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.