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Leukoplakia

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by Stuart A

(Hairy Leukoplakia; Smoker’s Keratosis)

 

Prevention

To help reduce your chance of getting leukoplakia, take the following steps:
  • If you smoke, quit .
  • Avoid or limit your use of alcohol.
  • See a dentist regularly, especially if you have rough places in your mouth.
 

RESOURCES

American Dental Association
http://www.mouthhealthy.org

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
http://www.nidcr.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Dental Association
http://www.cda-adc.ca

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
http://www.cdha.ca

 

References


Hairy leukoplakia. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://dermnetnz.org/site-age-specific/hairy-leukoplakia.html . Updated May 22, 2013. Accessed September 18, 2013.


Oral hairy leukoplakia. AETC National Resource Center website. Available at: http://www.aids-ed.org/aidsetc?page=cm-525a%5Fohl . Updated June 2012. Accessed September 18, 2013.

 

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