Bacterial infection, caused by chronic periodontitis, triggers an inflammatory response that has been known to activate cancer growth. Oral health is essential to general health at all stages of life, and avoiding gum disease can be as simple as: brushing twice daily, flossing every day, and having regular dental checkups and cleanings.
Preventing gum disease will also help reduce your risk for oral cancer and other serious illnesses, including breast and pancreatic cancers, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Monitor your oral health at home and if you have any of the following symptoms of gum disease, call us!
- Chronic bad breath
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Loose or separating teeth
- Swollen or receding gums
- Any sore lump or infection that lasts more than two weeks.
As part of regular checkups and cleanings, we screen for signs of oral cancer because when found early, it has an 80 – 90% survival rate! We’re here to help you stay healthy. Call and make an appointment today … for your own peace of mind.