The Link Between Cancer and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

teeth, health,smile,dentistCancer of the esophagus is a very real concern and scientists have discovered a link between this condition and periodontal disease. Besides protecting our teeth, why is it important to regularly visit the dentist?
– Specific bacteria were correlated with higher rates of cancer in adults.
– Other types of bacteria may actually help to prevent cancers of the mouth and throat.
– These findings highlight the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene through personal habits and dental intervention.
“The study showed that a few types of oral bacteria were associated with lower risk of esophageal cancer.”
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