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Oral sex, smoking, drinking too much alcohol and a poor diet can all increase your risk of mouth cancer.

But do you know how much your lifestyle is raising your risk of the disease? A new test has been devised to answer that question. 

Nine in ten mouth cancers are caused by preventable lifestyle factors, experts warn.

Yet the majority of Britons do not consider themselves to be at risk of mouth cancer, despite many admitting to smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, new research has shown.

Oral Health Foundation found that more than three in four (78 per cent) of adults were unaware of the effects.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the charity said: 'More than nine in ten mouth cancers are linked to lifestyle factors and the only way to curb this risk is by quitting or reducing habits such as smoking and alcohol.

'Mouth cancer is still a relatively unknown disease, with many still unaware that you are able to develop cancer on the tongue, cheeks, lips, head and neck.

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