Chronic consumption of alcoholic beverages is an accepted social custom worldwide. Heavy consumption of alcohol, particularly in conjunction with smoking, is an important risk factor for oral cancer. Alcohol misuse is a common problem in all communities. Alcohol consumption may lead various health problems including oral health which may lead to caries, plaque accumulation, and periodontal conditions in all age and sex people. Oral health of alcoholics and substance abusers is often neglected; in that scenario dental health care professionalís plays very important role to improve oral health and further provide prevention of other oral and systemic diseases.
Key words: Alcohol, oral cavity, oral health.