Posted on 1/20/2019 by Dick Hikade, DDS
|When you have a risk factor for a disease, it means that you have more chances of getting that condition than other people.
In some instances, things such as genetics, age, or your environment makes it impossible to reduce your risk factors for contracting a disease such as oral cancer. Other times, behavioral tendencies make it more likely that you will become sick.
Common Risk Factors for Oral CancerOral cancer affects anything in the oral cavity, and lips. Some of the most common risk factors for oral cancer are:
Many other reasons increase a person's risk factors for oral cancer. With this information in mind, it's critical to practice good oral hygiene habits at home and more importantly, keep your regular dental checkups. When you come to our office, our dentist will conduct a visual examination and look for signs of oral cancer.