Taking care of your teeth and regular visits to the dentist can help reduce the risk of developing certain cancers. Studies reveal that patients with gum disease have a high risk of developing certain cancers.
– Gum disease starts as gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and worsens to periodontitis (bleeding and receding gums).
– The study indicates poor dental health increases the risk of cancer.
– Severe gum disease has been linked to lung, colon and pancreatic cancers.
Gum disease has also been linked to stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
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