Alcohol and Oral Health

  • Dentists are all expected to ask patients about their alcohol use
  • Regularly drinking alcohol above the recommended daily limits increases the likelihood of oral cancer
  • If you drink at high levels and smoke you areat highest risk of oral cancer
  • Any ulcers or sore spots in the mouth that don’t heal should be checked by a dentist
  • You can get more information from www.drinking.nhs.uk
  • You can get advice on how to drink less, and order a free information pack by calling Drinkline on 0800-876-6622

For local services, advice and support contact

The Manchester Community Alcohol Team
Tel: 0161-882-1300

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