According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there are roughly 2500 new cases of pharyngeal and oral cancer registered in Australia every year. 1 out of 90 men and 1 out of 200 women are at risk of developing oral cancer based on NHMRC survey. The known aetiological agents for oral cancer are tobacco, alcohol as well as the use of areca nut. The availability of chewing tobacco and areca nut in Australia proposes a significant reason in developing oral cancer.
One of the most crucial steps in avoiding this disease is the early detection and prevention of it. Cancer screening tests are very essential as it has the ability in helping you discover cancer at its earliest indication. A comprehensive examination performed by your dentist every year is considered as the most necessary screening steps for oral cancer. You should be aware that your dentist must conduct a mouth, head and neck screening in the course of your regular check-ups.
To further prevent and lessen the risk factors of having an oral cancer, it’s best to remember the following: Avoid and quit smoking as soon as you can. Moderation in drinking alcohol is a must. Don’t forget to remove your dentures every night and clean them often. Most of all eat a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables, too. To get expert guidance regarding oral cancer awareness, make it a habit to visit your Brisbane dentist every year. Malouf Dental provides thorough examination for your oral health wellness. Call us today on (07) 3390 6100 or simply book your appointment online to claim your FREE dental consultation.
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Early Prevention of Oral Cancer
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