Alcohol, like everything else, should be enjoyed in moderation. Too much of anything is not good for overall health and alcohol is no different.

Some experts consider alcohol abuse to be the second biggest risk factor for oral cancers. Alcohol dehydrates the mouth and makes tissue more susceptible to carcinogens and toxins. Long-term overindulgence in alcohol can increase the risk of getting cancers of the:

– Mouth

– Tongue

– Throat

Taking good care of teeth and gums is vital for prevention and the good news is that “many oral cancers have a high survival rate”. Your dentist can screen for oral cancer if you have any concerns and more information can be found at


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.