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Can Chewing Gum Reduce Oral Cancer Risk
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but i really scared its oral cancer please help?
Painful white spot: Many oral cancers do not always manifest with pain, however, any kind of lesion that persists, changes size, color, texture orshape should be evaluated by an oral surgeon. Although we can ascertain a possible diagnosis from clinical impression, the only definitive way to tell what something is is to biopsy it and then proceed with appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a painless pea sized bump on my upper gum that has been there for six years now. I do not smoke nor drink. Could it be oral cancer?
Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?
Mouthwash: Mouthwash is an adjunct product in maintaining your overall oral health, and it is still debated if their use is absolutely necessary. Proper brushing and flossing is more essential. I do not like to endorse products, so I'll advise you the same way I do my patients: use the product that you feel most comfortable with.. it's hard to say what's better or just as good. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? is it symptom of oral cancer?
No physical check of: margin crowns, oral cancer check, status of gums, check fillings, at 1st dds visit. Did do xrays. Should i call his office now?
I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth. originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now. Is it oral cancer?
Hi, i just looked at my mouth. On my bottom teeth, i notice there are bloodstreaks/lines on the gums, with some below the gumline. Is this oral cancer?
Unlikely: At your age oral cancer would be highly unlikely. Don't panic. Oral cancers are typically sen in older men who smoke and drink. There may be some kind of infection going on, especially if you have pain and swelling that needs treatment, it could be normal anatomy for you. Can't tell without an exam. See your dentist if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more
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