Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Oral Lesions Prevention

Prevention of oral lesions includes:

  • Avoid chewing tobacco.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol, or drink alcohol in moderation:
    • For men: no more than 2 alcoholic beverages per day
    • For women: no more than 1 alcoholic beverage per day
  • Avoid caffeine.
  • Avoid drinking hot liquids.
  • Take a vitamin B supplement.
  • Take a vitamin C supplement.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene:
    • Brush your teeth after meals and at bedtime.
    • Floss your teeth every day.
    • Gargle with dilute saltwater three times per day.
    • See your dentist every 6 months.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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