Please, visit the dentist for assessment and treatment of periodontitis (gum disease). Recent studies have linked oral microbial that causes gum disease to esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer, globally.

Key takeaways:

– Bacteria Porhyronomos gingivalis and Tannerella forsythia increase the risk of oesophageal cancer.

– Periodontal disease caused by the above bacteria has been linked to head, neck and oral cancer.

– Other bacteria like Neisseria have been associated with lower risk of EAC.

Brush twice daily and rinse your teeth after meals. Also, see the dentist for checkups.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.