Dental Health Week – Lifestyle Risks To Your Oral Health – Oral Sex
“Both genital and oral sex can pass on the Human Papilloma Virus, which in can lead to oral cancer in both men and women.”
That’s one of the messages shared as part of the Australian Dental Association’s Dental Health Week promotion this year. Oral cancer can be difficult to detect and may be quite advanced before people are aware of it. However, dentists are trained to recognise the signs of oral cancer, so it is important to have your mouth and teeth checked regularly by your dentist.
The ADA’s recommendation is “Be vigilant and get your dentist to check anything that you notice has changed in your mouth that lasts longer than two weeks. It doesn’t have to be painful, just different.”