Mouth Cancer From Smoking
Did you know that a single cigarette contains 7000 different toxic chemicals? Imagine smoking an entire pack of cigarette in one day which is around 20 cigarettes, that’s around 140,000 toxic chemicals roaming around your body. Smoking deteriorates the entire body, but it all begins in the mouth when you take a puff. If you take care of your oral health by performing the daily routine but you are smoking then you are drastically slowing down the process of a good oral health. Using this logic, imagine an obese person training in the gym everyday to reach their weight loss goals but then when they get home they eat nothing but junk food right after that intense workout. It is extremely important that you find a way to quit smoking because if not, your mouth will begin damaging little by little. Not only does smoking raise your risks of developing cavities or gum disease but increases the chance of getting oral cancer. Read more…
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Causes of Oral Cancer
Decreasing Oral Cancer Risk
Did you know that a long time exposure in the sun can cause oral cancer? Why do you think there are lip balms that are SPF 30,50, etc? But that’s not the only thing that causes oral cancer! You’re at greater risk of this type of cancer especially if you consume a lot of alcohol, if you smoke, or chew tobacco. Aside from alcohol, smoking, and chewing tobacco causing you other health problems, they give you a higher chance of developing abnormal growing cells known as cancer cells. The alcohol can cause oral cancer due to the fact that it slows down the ability of cells to repair their DNA that were damaged that were caused by the chemicals of the tobacco. If you want decrease your chances of developing oral cancer is by reducing the number of alcoholic drinks or just eliminate it from your life, quit smoking, and/or stop chewing tobacco! Save yourself trouble from oral cancer and many other health problems that these bad habits bring. At Andres Cardenas office, you can make an appointment to get a check-up for oral cancer, and if it’s necessary to get an Oral Cancer Treatment right away.