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Oral Cancer Screenings

The most common areas for Oral Cancer are the floor of the mouth (area under the tongue) and the sides of the tongue.  Alcohol and smoking use are two main causes of Oral Cancer.

Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of tissues and your overall health in the mouth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings when you visit the dentist.

The HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) has also been found to contribute to Oral Cancer. More information can be found at this link:  www.oralcancerfoundtion.org/hpv/