What is HPV?
HPV stands for ‘Human papillomavirus infection’ which some variants of which can increase the risk of or trigger cancer of the mouth, throat, and other body areas.
HPV is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer; which every year more than 7,500 diagnosed in Britain alone and taking away more than 2,000 lives. This beats both testicular and cervical cancer combined.
Prior to this new vaccination scheme coming into play for adolescent boys, there are other ways to identify mouth cancer and issues.
In fact, your dentist is properly trained to identify diseases such as mouth cancer even from just a check up. It is important that you should visit your dentist every six months at least for check ups to ensure your wellbeing and prevent future issues, with simple dental routine everybody can have great teeth and health.
Credit to Oral Health Foundation
If you’d like to read more on the adolescent children HPV issue visit https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/oral-health-foundation-delighted-by-announcement-that-boys-will-get-hpv-vaccine