Can Dentures Cause Oral Cancer?

Frequently asked question: Can dentures cause oral cancer?

This is from the Canadian Cancer Society:

“A few studies found that having dentures that don’t fit properly can increase the risk for oral cancer. This may because the dentures rub on the gums and cause sores that may develop into a cancerous tumor.

The risk of developing oral cancer increases with age and is greatest after 45 years of age. More men than women develop oral cancer, and it occurs more often in men of African descent. Tobacco and alcohol are the highest risk factors for oral cancer.”

If you have any question the best thing to do is talk to your doctor.

https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/oral/risks/?region=on

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