Oral hygiene, dentition, sexual habits and risk of oral cancer

R. Talamini, S. Vaccarella, F. Barbone, A. Tavani, C. La Vecchia, R. Herrero, N. Muñoz, S. Franceschi

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In an Italian case-control study of oral cancer, number of missing teeth and other aspects of dental care were similar, but the general condition of the mouth, as indicated by gum bleeding, tartar deposits and mucosal irritation, was worse among oral cancer cases than controls. No differences were detected in sexual practices (including oral sex) and (previous) sexually transmitted infections. (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1238-1242
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Dentition
  • Oral cancer
  • Oral hygiene
  • Oral sex
  • Sexual practices
  • Warts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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