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Backgrounder - Oral Cancer

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April 5, 2011
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Most oral cancers are located on the sides of the tongue, floor of the mouth and lips. Oral cancer starts in the cells of the mouth. Normally these cells are quite resistant to damage, but repeated injury from smoking, alcohol or even friction may cause sores or painful areas where cancer can start.

What is oral cancer?

Oral cancer refers to all cancers of the oral cavity, which includes the following:

  • lips;
  • tongue;
  • teeth;
  • gums (gingiva);
  • lining inside the lips and cheeks (labial mucosa and buccal mucosa);
  • floor of the mouth;
  • roof of the mouth (palate); and
  • the area behind the wisdom teeth.

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Ontario Dental Association Helps Kids Give Tooth Decay the "Brush Off" During Oral Health Month

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50,000 Ontario children participate in Brush-a-mania

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April 3, 2009
Toronto, ON - How do you get hundreds of kids to brush their teeth simultaneously? You make it enjoyable and fun with some help from Carlton the Bear and the Toronto Raptor’s mascot.

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ODA Kicks Off Oral Health Month 2008 with Brush-a-mania

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April 4, 2008

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Toronto, ON – Dentists and Rotarians from across the province kicked off Oral Health Month
today by teaming up to bring the successful Brush‐a‐mania oral health program to 150 Ontario
schools.

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