A Watchful Eye on Cancer

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Cancer can be tied to various other diseases and conditions. Did you know that it can be tied to periodontal disease? According to recent research shared in Medical News Today, “periodontal disease is tied to an elevated risk of several types of cancer, such as esophageal cancer, breast cancer, and gallbladder cancer, especially in mature women.” This infection of the gums (periodontal disease) affects many adults and especially seniors. The exact link that correlates the two is yet to be confirmed. One explanation offered that the bacteria and other pathogens can travel from the mouth into the bloodstream. From there, they can reach different areas of the body and become involved in the cancer formation process. The most important factor is to make sure you visit your dentist regularly to keep a watchful eye on your dental health.

If you have concerns about periodontal disease and taking the right steps to manage it, contact us at Niagara Periodontics in St. Catharine’s today!

– The Niagara Periodontics Team

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