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Can you get lip cancer from biting the skin inside of your cheeks and lips often?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Theoretically : Yes. But highly unlikely. Smoking and sun is a much bigger risk factor.
Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Changes may occur: Any sort of chronic irritation can cause changes in the soft tissues of the mouth. Most of the time the changes will be harmless but it would be prudent to try to break this habit. Any changes you do notice should be checked by your dentist.

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