Esophageal cancer caused by gum disease?

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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