Dentist Pasadena TX | Breast Cancer and Gum Disease


Pasadena, Texas Dentist Dr. Michael Nugent

I just read a new article linking periodontal disease (gum disease) and breast cancer was published in the journal of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, October 19, 2010.

This was the first study linking periodontal disease and breast cancer. Doctors have known about the link between gum disease and disease states: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, surgical complications, and risk of fetal death.

Periodontal disease can be looked at as a hyperinflammatory response to bacteria. The byproducts and toxins of this oral inflammation enter the bloodstream. These byproducts and toxins can create problems at distant sites. Chronic inflammation may enhance cellular growth and mutagenesis, allowing for the development and spread of cancer.

Furthermore, periodontal disease also cause gum tissue, bone and tooth loss.

I wants you to have  healthy mouth and happy life. It is important to regularly visit our Pasadena Texas Dental Office for cleanings and check ups.

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