Being within the medical community, it is in our nature to help raise awareness regarding the health risks associated with excessive amounts of alcoholic drinks.
Facts about your oral health regarding alcohol:
- Growing use in the UK is causing a steep rise in mouth cancer cases.
- Over 1,600 people last year died due to mouth cancer.
- Due to smoking rates falling in recent years, mainly as people have begun to acknowledge the health risks, alcohol consumption has risen.
What can excessive amounts do to your body?
Excessive amounts of alcohol can cause:
- Oral health problems.
- Liver disease.
- Heart disease.
- Stomach problems.
- Weight gain.
- Brain damage.
In the UK, a unit of alcohol is 8g and the department of health recommends men should not drink more than three to four units of alcohol a day, and women should drink no more than two to three.
People say it is good for you, that is a true scientific fact, experts agree that small amounts can benefit cardiovascular health.
So our message to you isn’t ‘dont drink’, but drink sensibly and always be aware of what excessive amounts can do to your body
For more information:
- Call drink line on 08009178282. Freephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Visit www.downyourdrink.org.uk
If you feel your Oral Health may have been affected by alcoholic drinks and would like a check up with your Dentist, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help.