Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Gum Disease May Raise Cancer Risks

A Study recently published in the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute showed a seeming correlation between Gum Disease and Lung Cancer and Colorectal Cancer

This is not the first time that researchers have denoted relationships between gum disease and cancer as well as many other diseases.  

This is actually rooted in just plain common sense.  In the old days, what did farmers do when considering purchasing an animal?   

They would look in the animals mouth because they understood from common sense, passed down from generation to generation, that an unhealthy mouth often meant an unhealthy body.  If the mouth was unhealthy, they wouldn't buy the livestock.  

Remember the saying, "Never look a gift horse in the mouth".    That's probably where that comes from.  

Researchers usually stop short of saying there is a causative relationship between gum disease and cancer.    But they often note the association in various studies.   It's not at all uncommon to hear that.  

The question becomes, "Do I Have Gum Disease?  

There is an objective way to know.  It is the only objective measurement I'm aware of.   It is a measurement of the attachment of gum tissue to tooth and this is called a 'periodontal pocket depth'.  Your dentist and / or hygienist can take this measurement for you. 

Generally speaking, most dental professionals will say your gums are healthy when you have 3mm or less pocket depths.  Above is usually considered a problem. 

What If I Do Have Gum Disease?  

After reading the above, it should stand to reason that shrinking your periodontal pocket depths is key to controlling this problem. 

How do you do that?   I can only tell you how I do it.   How I did it.  

My dentist was on me about getting a 'deep cleaning' because my gums were unhealthy. 

I tried many things on my own to get my gums healthy again and nothing worked.   I tried oil pulling,  essential oils, more flossing, special mouthwashes and toothpastes. 

Nothing worked.  

Then I found this:  

And it worked.  

The dentist actually said, "Whatever you are doing, keep it up.  You don't need that treatment any longer".  

3 out of 4 people have gum disease.   Share this page to help everyone.   What are the chances that you are the 1 out of 4 who doesn't have a problem?  The other members of your family? 


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