There are many steps you can take to keep your mouth and body healthy, and in return, reduce the risk of mouth cancer. Firstly, take good care of your teeth and gums every day, and follow the advice your dental team give you. Attend regular appointments and let your dental team know about any changes in your mouth.
Cutting down on smoking and drinking, or giving them up completely will substantially lower your risk of mouth cancer. Lifestyle choices such as multiple sexual partners may increase your risk of being exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV), which has been linked to mouth cancer.
If you know you’re going to be out in the sun, make sure to wear a high factor sun cream and use a sun-protecting balm on your lips. A diet rich in Vitamins A, C and E can also provide protection against the risk of mouth cancer, along with plenty of fruit and vegetables.