APRIL – Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a time when dental professionals join with surgeons and other medical professionals to highlight the dangers oral cancer brings, and to call attention to the progress made in fighting this disease. The causes themselves provide ample direction on helping to lower your risks of developing oral cancer:

  • Cut out tobacco in all forms
  • Drink moderately, and never combine alcohol and tobacco use
  • Limit exposure to the sun, using a high Sun Protection Formula (SPF) sunscreen and lip balm
  • Eat plenty of natural foods, including more fruits and vegetables

Additionally, brush and floss regularly, exercise to maintain a healthy immune system, and see your dentist regularly.

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