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Cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol consumption cause a majority of oral cancer cases, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Users of smokeless tobacco products such as snuff, dip or chewing tobacco are up to 50 times more likely t...


Signs of early gum disease, or gingivitis, include redness and swelling of gums and gums that bleed easily. When gum disease progresses to periodontitis, tissue and bone loss occur that lead to loose teeth. Persistent bad breath, tooth sensitivity and pain during chewin...


Gum cancer, or oral cancer, symptoms include lumps, swelling, white or red patches, and unexplained bleeding, according to WebMD. Other symptoms include numbness, a change in the way the teeth fit together and sores that do not heal within two weeks.


Skin cancer can appear as hardened protrusions, lip discoloration, flaking skin or atypical moles that exhibit irregular borders and color variations, notes WebMD. Skin cancer develops in many forms according to its origin and the type of cancer a person acquires, inclu...


Mouth cancer usually appears as a sore in the mouth that does not heal in the mouth, according to WebMD. It can occur in different parts of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks and throat. Without treatment, mouth cancer can be fatal.


Pyria gum disease, also known as periodontitis, causes the gums to retreat from the teeth and form empty pockets. Periodontal disease can cause gums to appear red, swollen and receding, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.


According to the American Cancer Society, cancer causes a myriad of symptoms and feelings that include pain, nausea and fatigue. The particular sensations and symptoms that a cancer patient experiences are dependent on the type of cancer he has.