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The Link Between Periodontal Disease And Esophageal Cancer

6th / March / 2018

A recent study investigated the types of bacteria that result in periodontal disease and also followed participants for ten years and performed additional research on those who developed esophageal cancer.

Key takeaways:

  • The same bacteria that are involved in periodontal disease also cause esophageal cancer.
  • Other bacteria were identified as having a protective effect.
  • This valuable research could pave the way for earlier diagnostic tests as well as more effective treatment strategies for esophageal cancer in the future.

“Good oral health, including regular teeth brushing and dentist visits, is an important way to guard against periodontal disease.”

Learn more:

Read the full story here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171201090955.htm

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