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Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The main causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus and genetics.
Chronic sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer.

In brief: No

The main causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus and genetics.
Chronic sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Repeated trauma to the same area over and over can definitely cause permanent changes to the tissues.
These changes can be on a cellular level. In some cases, these changes can become a permanent part of the dna. So, in theory, this can lead to cancer. If you have a lip biting habit, you should get some help to stop. Also limit additional risks, like sun exposure, tobacco use, piercings, & so on.

In brief: Unlikely

Repeated trauma to the same area over and over can definitely cause permanent changes to the tissues.
These changes can be on a cellular level. In some cases, these changes can become a permanent part of the dna. So, in theory, this can lead to cancer. If you have a lip biting habit, you should get some help to stop. Also limit additional risks, like sun exposure, tobacco use, piercings, & so on.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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