Some Mouth Cancers are preventable 

It is important to remember that anyone can develop Mouth Cancer and you should be vigilant about your own mouth, but some of the traditional risk factors that are associated with Mouth Cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption (combined with smoking this increases your risk greatly)
  • Infection with the Human Papilloma Virus
  • Chewing smokeless tobacco
  • Poor Diet
  • Poor Oral Hygiene

Our campaign aims to highlight that by leading a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing Mouth Cancer and you can do this by:

  • Not Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol within the recommended limits, 14 units per week for a female and 21 for a male. Find out more about alcohol units here
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Maintaining good oral hygiene
  • Seeing your dentist regularly