The human body is truly amazing. The way all of our organs are intricately intertwined and are able to work so seamlessly with each other is incredible. What’s also great is how our body is able to provide us with signs of potential issues to come.
“In fact, scientific research suggests a susceptibility to cavities and gum disease could signal pancreatic cancer.A new NYU Langone Medical Center study explores this relationship between cancer and dental health, diving even deeper into the details. The scientists discovered the presence of specific bacteria in the mouth may indicate an increased risk for pancreatic cancer. They say their results suggest a fresh way to detect this form of cancer, which the American Cancer Society predicts will kill more than 40,000 people this year.
Your mouth speaks volumes about your health, says the American Dental Association. Both infections and nutritional deficiencies usually make their appearance known in the mouth: through sores along the inner lining, gums, lips, or tongue. Your general health and that of your mouth are one and the same and both need you to protect them.”
Ensuring that your overall health is the best it can be starts with having excellent oral care habits. This daily brushing, flossing, rinsing and regularly visiting your Ottawa dentist.