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How Can Healthy Teeth Help Breast Cancer Prevention?

Oral Health Specialist

Oral Health Specialist

Breast Cancer Prevention

Dental Visits Are Important

Did you know that gum disease increases your risk of cancer? When you fail to keep up with a good dental routine, many problems may arise and not just dental problems. If you are not at least brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day, you are already on the edge of developing dental health problems. To ensure your oral health is at its best, not only will you have to maintain a daily dental cleaning routine but visit your dentist for the prevention of dental problems. Our Oral Health Specialist will perform a professional dental cleaning to eliminate all plaque and tartar that cannot be removed alone through a daily oral routine. A person shouldn’t wait until they experience tooth pain to visit the dentist. If you begin to notice that your gums are red and inflamed, you must make an appointment with our Oral Health Specialist right away. Tooth loss is caused by the advanced development of gum disease. Gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease, can be treated without the need for surgery.

Correlation between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Back to how these dental health problems affect your overall health! There is a relationship between gum disease and breast cancer risk. The same plaque and tartar found in your gums and teeth which are not removed through professional dental cleaning are also found in hardened plaque in arteries. If the plaque is not removed properly it may cause a disease that negatively affects the immune system. Cancer patients suffer from side effects of chemotherapy that impact dental health such as gum disease, dry mouth, cavities, change in taste, etc. Visit your dentist regularly to immediately treat the problems before they begin getting worse.

Good Oral Health Prevents Breast Cancer

Trust our Oral Health Specialist to provide you with dental treatments that will prevent the rise of future dental problems. Reduce your risk of breast cancer by getting a professional dental cleaning and keeping up with a good home care dental routine. According to a study by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, women who suffer from gum disease were 11 times most likely to develop breast cancer. Take the step to good health by trusting our Oral Health Specialist to stay in check with your dental health.

Maintain a good oral routine at home and trust our Oral Health Specialist for professional dental cleanings to decrease the risk of breast cancer. Call today at 305-251-3334 or click here to make an appointment.