Oral Cancer and Age: What You Need to Know

Did you know that the risk of being diagnosed with oral cancer increases after 40 years of age? This is why it is important to abstain from certain habits as well as to regularly see a dentist. What do the experts have to say?

  • It is best to limit your consumption of alcohol.
  • Quitting smoking is another excellent recommendation to keep in mind.
  • Speak with your dentist about oral cancer screenings and similar tests.

“Your risk of oral cancer increases as you age.”

Learn about other effective solutions to age-related oral problems:




After qualifying in Leeds in 1998, Irfan worked for 9 years in a number of busy NHS practices which cemented his skills in all aspects of dentistry from simple fillings to surgical removal of teeth. Since 2007 he has worked solely in private dentistry. Having completed a certificate course in dental implants in 2008 Irfan went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Dental Implantology.

Irfan also completed a 12-month advanced restorative course in 2008 which concentrated on advanced techniques in a number of dental treatments including crowns, bridges, veneers, and fillings. He completed the SAAD course in intravenous sedation in 2012 as well as courses in short-term orthodontics by Cfast and 6 Months Smiles. Irfan’s most recent course was on advanced bone grafting procedures for implant treatment.

Treating every patient as if they were a member of his own family and giving them the highest level of care is the philosophy Irfan works by. "Giving someone their smile back and the confidence that gives them is such a rewarding part of the job."

Irfan spends as much of his time with his family as possible. He is the coach for his son’s football team and enjoys participating in a number of different sports when the time permits (which isn’t as often as he would like).