What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

Combination. Please forgive the irreverence that others may have shown. In the absence of tobacco use, oral cancer is an uncommon result simply of intemperate drinking; drinker-smokers are the ones at great aocrisk. There are many reasons for keeping your alcohol use under tight control -- the safety of others, avoiding personality deterioration, and remembering the really fun times. Thanks for asking. Cheers.
The Old Statistics. Exposure to 20 alcohol-equivalent-years is associated with oral cancer patients. That means 1 whiskey drink/1 glass wine/6 beers daily for 20 years. Associating factors with a disease & how much contributed to the cancer are not relevant to you. Drink in moderation for its social & health benefits, if you wish & avoid tobacco products. Some oral cancer patients are non-drinkers or light drinkers.
Oral cancer. Many things can do so if you are predisposed or have history of cancer, and your immune system is severely compromised.

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Can using mouthwash with alcohol really cause oral cancer?

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Risk is low. . Alcohol use does increase the risk of oral cancer. Some mouthwashes contain as much as 19% alcohol. If this is a concern for you , use one of the many without alcohol. Remain aware of the other risk factors of oral cancer, especially tobacco. Wise of you to be thinking this way. Read more...

How much does family history, heredity, and ethnicity play into developing oral cancer, or is it primarily caused by tobacco, alcohol etc..

Mostly smoking . Though family history and genes always can play a role in susceptibility to cancer, the biggest factor is tobacco in any form, and alcohol contributes. Read more...
Smoking/chewing. Genetics can and does play a role in the incidence of oral cancers and all other cancer. However, there is no question that smoking and especially chewing tobacco long term puts you at a much higher overall risk of getting oral cancer. This risk is compounded with high usage of alcohol as well. Read more...
None . Major culprit of oral cancer is nicotine and alcohol . Ethnicity, family history znd heredity have not been implicated in common forms of oral cancer. Read more...

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Non-alcohol. mouthwash is just as effective as mouthwash with alcohol. you also need to brush and floss. I have never heard of mouthwash causing cancer. Read more...
In my opinion. Mouth rinses are not an essential part of good oral hygiene. Proper tooth brushing and flossing is. To my knowledge no study has shown amount of alcohol in Listerine causes cancer. Always a good idea to err on the side of caution. Most major brands of rinses similarly effective. Read more...