Gum Disease and Breast Cancer Risk

 

Gum Disease & Breast Cancer houston tx | Royal Dental USA
Throughout the years we have learned more and more about the effects our dental health has on our overall health. When our teeth and gums are inflamed, that inflammation can spread to the rest of our body. Chronic inflammation is associated with many serious diseases including heart attack, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

A recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research has discovered that women with periodontal disease were more likely to develop breast cancer.

Inflammation is one of the primary causes of all disease. Whether from smoking, poor diet, exposure to toxins, or in this case, chronic inflammatory gum disease. The study monitored 73,737 women and showed that in women with periodontal disease, the risk of breast cancer was 14 percent higher.

This increased risk is completely preventable. If you have gum disease please make an appointment so we can go over your treatment options. If you suspect you may have gum disease, please come see today us for a free exam. It is important to maintain the health of your gums and teeth…not only so that you have a healthy, beautiful smile, but to help prevent other serious diseases.

Call Today for Your Free Exam and X-Rays: (713) 330-7700

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