Oral Cancer (Mouth Cancer) Directory
Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including on the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking or spit (chewing) tobacco and excessive use of alcohol. Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. It is important to check regularly for symptoms of oral cancer, such as a growth or sore in the mouth that does not go away. If you see something that looks suspicious, make an appointment with a dentist as soon as possible. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how oral cancer is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Glossary of Dental Health Terms
Learn terms associated with dental care and their definitions.
Tongue Cancer: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Find out about this type of cancer, including how to find and treat it.
How Your Dentist Can Help Spot Cancer
Checkups with your dentist are an important way to spot oral cancer. Here’s what will happen during a screening test.
Facts About Oral Cancer
Oral cancers can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. WebMD explains the symptoms of oral cancer and how it is treated.
4 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Do Now
It's easy to forget about caring for your teeth -- but it's really important to keep up your dental hygiene. Here's how -- in four easy steps.
What Your Dental Health Says About You
What can your teeth and gums tell you about your overall health? Common oral problems have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, premature birth, and more.
Oral Health: The Mouth-Body Connection
Find out why the health of your mouth just may help protect you from diseases of the body.
Don't Fear the Dentist
Millions of people fail to get necessary dental care because they're afraid to go to the dentist. Here are some tips to help you overcome your fear of the dental chair.
Slideshows & Images
The Teeth (Human Anatomy): Diagram, Names, Number, and Conditions
WebMD's Teeth Anatomy Page provides a detailed diagram and definition of the teeth, inlcuding types, names, and parts of the teeth.
The Tonsils (Human Anatomy): Picture, Definition, Location, and Problems
WebMD's Tonsils Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tonsils. Also learn about their function, location in the body, and conditions that affect the tonsils.
The Tongue (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Definition, Problems, and More
WebMD's Tongue Anatomy Page provides a detailed picture and definition of the tongue as well as an overview of its function and location in the body. Also learn about conditions, test, and procedures that may affect the tongue.
Surprising Ways Smoking Affects Your Looks
Pictures of twins show how smoking dramatically speeds up wrinkles and aging. Also covered: sagging breasts, early menopause, hair loss, cataracts, infertility, and other effects of smoking.