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Leukoplakia

Also indexed as:Oral Leukoplakia
Keep your mouth healthy by focusing on leukoplakia risk reduction. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Keep your mouth healthy by focusing on leukoplakia risk reduction. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Kick the habits

    Avoid all tobacco products and limit your alcohol consumption to reduce the risk

  • Load up on antioxidants

    Take daily supplements of 50,000 to 100,000 IU of beta-carotene, 800 IU of vitamin E, and 1 gram of vitamin C to help put leukoplakia into remission (note: smokers should not take beta-carotene supplements)

  • Apply green tea “paint”

    Taking 3 grams of a mixture of whole green tea, green tea polyphenols, and green tea pigments orally and painting the mixture on your lesions three times per day may improve healing

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