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Please explain who is at risk of oral cancer?

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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Tobacco Users: Tobacco use of any kind is the big leading cause of oral cancer.
Dr. Randall Stastny
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 34 years experience
Smokers & drinkers: For the most part those at the highest risk are people who use tobacco products in any form and those that use alcohol in any form. This includes ciggarettes, cigars, dip, beer, wine, liquor and alcohol containing mouthwashes.

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What are the risk factors for oral cancer?

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Tobacco use: The use of tobacco- either smoking or chewing it is the biggest risk factor.

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