Periodontal Disease Linked To Breast Cancer

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Periodontal disease is a pretty common circumstance that can range from gum inflammation to serious disease that can lead to bone damage and loss of teeth. Some new research has shown that some women, especially those who are postmenopausal, are more likely to develop breast cancer if they suffer from periodontal disease.

 

We have known for some time that periodontal disease can lead to higher risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But this new information about the link between gum disease and breast cancer is just another alarming reason why it is so important to keep up on good oral hygiene. According to the research, periodontal disease raises the risk of breast cancer by 14 percent.

 

Women who smoke or who have lower immune systems are at even more risk of gum disease which can lead to all these other conditions. Regular brushing, flossing and dental cleanings are imperative to avoid gum disease.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist.

 

Not Just A Toothache: Periodontal Disease Linked To Breast Cancer|Medical News Today

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