Showing posts with label oral cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oral cancer. Show all posts

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? 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Study Ties Poor Dental Health To Cancer Risk

You can find the full article here.   (NY Times Blog).

Basically it comes down to the fact that HPV,  a virus that has been linked to cancer takes a strong foot hold when periodontal hygiene (gum health),  and missing teeth are more likely to have an oral infection of HPV.

Your dental health is critical,  it has been said many times.  The connections between all kinds of diseases and gum disease have been noted by researchers for quite some time.

Discover How You Can Stop The Progression of Gum Disease 

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PS:  You really should get your free copy of How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dr. Laura Tills From Madison Wisconsin is Offering Free Oral Cancer Screenings In April

I thought this story about Dr. Tills,  DDS and Dr. Mathew Kutz, DDS offering free oral cancer screenings was worthy of being talked about.   Here is the full story from prweb.

I think it is fantastic that they are doing this.   Oral cancer is obviously something serious and it is not something that most offices have the ability to screen for.

Therefore, an office that is offering free screenings - even if it is only for April 2013 is news worthy.
I'm delighted to hear of their work.

Of the many things that gum disease appears, according to researchers, to be related to, increased risk for oral cancer is one of them. 

It's quite amazing when you consider the volume of research that shows a connection between gum disease and all kinds of other disease, isn't it?   It appears that a long term, chronic bacterial infection in the mouth (gum disease) leads to all kinds of more significant health problems.

The bacteria: p gingivalis has even been found in heart arterial plaque!   Wow.

Prevention is important.  And many dentists and hygienists are able to educate patients and help give them helpful tips, like using the HydroFloss at home, to help improve their periodontal health.  And for many people it is working!

Congrats to Doctors Tills and Kutz for offering free screening for oral cancer during the month of April 2013!   


And don't forget about prevention as well.  Many expensive dental procedures could be avoided in the first place, if patient's were more educated about prevention.   My favorite.   


PS:  Get your free guides on fighting gum disease and stopping bad breath  

PPS: prevention can also help a lot in reducing an individual's or family's health care costs.  My favorite prevention tool.