A healthy mouth lowers patient’s risk for HPV infection and related oral cancer.

According to a study from the University of Texas Health Science Center a person’s choice to maintain a healthy mouth can lessen their risk for HPV related infections. HPV infections can lead to oral cancer. Doctors diagnose a increasing number of HPV related cancers each year. A good home care routine, and an overall healthy mouth can independently lower a person’s risk for HPV infection regardless of their other risk factors. Ask your hygienist for tips on making your at home brushing and flossing excellent!

ADA News September 16, 2013 pg23

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