Periodontal Disease and Potential Link to Esophageal cancer

smile dentist oralhealthOral bacteria which causes periodontal (gum) disease may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer. This cancer is the 8th most common and 6th leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

Key takeaways:

  • Regular dentist appointments and teeth cleaning can fight against periodontal disease.
  • Some bacteria types have been linked to higher chances of esophageal cancer.
  • Certain bacteria though could help in strategies to prevent esophageal cancer.

Esophageal cancer is a highly fatal cancer, and there is an urgent need for new avenues of prevention, risk stratification, and early detection

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