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  • 11 causes of oral and oropharyngeal cancer — some may surprise you
    Apr. 15, 2020

    11 causes of oral and oropharyngeal cancer — some may surprise you

    General oral health

    Approximately 53,000 people will be diagnosed oral and oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancer this year. Mouth and throat cancers have several known high-risk factors – some of which you can control and some you can’t control. Knowing these risk factors is key to spotting and treating these cancers early.

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  • What your family history says about your teeth
    Mar. 1, 2019

    What your family history says about your teeth

    General oral health

    Your genetics may provide a window into your risk for oral health issues. Understanding your family history can help you stay prepared to keep cavities and gum disease at bay. Your parents probably told you candy causes cavities, but that’s not the only thing that causes them. Risk for cavities is 60 percent due to genetic factors such as preference for sweets, teeth enamel strength and saliva composition, according to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.1 If members of your f

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