If you notice something different about your tongue, don’t ignore it. White, red, black or bumps? Those are all things that should be checked out by your doctor.
You might be surprised to learn that the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV) is a leading cause of throat cancers, and it spreads from person to person via oral sex.
Did you know dental checkups can be your first line of defense against oral cancer? Many dentists screen for growths and sores in your mouth in addition to checking your teeth.
Your tongue should be nice and pink. When it turns other colors, it may signal a health problem. Discover when your tongue’s color or pattern should prompt you to seek help.
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It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More
It’s important not to ignore mouth sores because sometimes they can be serious problems, including oral cancer. Take note of these 7 signs.
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Good dental care is about more than just keeping your teeth and gums healthy — it’s about keeping your entire body healthy. Sometimes a problem in your mouth is a symptom of a problem elsewhere in your body, says, Todd Coy, DMD, Cleveland Clinic’s Head of Dentistry. For example, plaque buildup on your teeth may … Read More
Nine million Americans use smokeless tobacco. Users are often under the impression that smokeless tobacco is “safer” than inhaled alternatives. The truth is, there are 28 cancer-causing toxins in smokeless products. What is it, and what are its effects? Smokeless tobacco is not burned. Most people chew or suck the tobacco in their mouth and … Read More