According to studies done, there may be a link with excessive alcohol consumption and it having a contributing factor towards mouth cancer. Excessive alcohol consumption increases the chances of developing mouth cancer by 30 percent.
However, mouth cancer is the not the only oral health risk associated with alcoholic drinks. alcoholic drinks also often contain high levels of sugar which can lead to tooth decay. Tooth decay happens when the enamel and dentin of a tooth become softened by acid attack after you have eaten or drunk anything containing sugars. Over time, the acid makes a cavity in the tooth. This often leads to the tooth needing to be filled or even removed.