Category Archives: Gum Disease and Cancer

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How Do I Check for Oral Cancer?

If you’re concerned about the risk of oral cancer, there is one thing you should consider halting immediately. Using chewing tobacco or cigarettes on a regular basis is been linked to higher rates oral cancer. And this type of cancer is often focused on the interior of the mouth, so it could be harder to […]

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How to Protect your Mouth from Gum Disease

Gum disease (gingivitis) impacts millions of Americans each year. It is characterized by red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums and can eventually lead to tooth loss if left unchecked. Gingivitis occurs when there is plaque buildup, usually from a lack of proper dental care. Luckily, there are specific steps you can take to protect your […]

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What Your Mouth is Telling You About Your Health

Did you know that stress, osteoporosis, and diabetes can all be revealed through the health of your teeth and gums? It’s true. The signs associated with many conditions and diseases are visible by examining our mouths. Diabetes and gum disease Diabetes can decrease the body’s ability to overcome infection. Heightened blood sugars also enhance the […]

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Are You at Risk for Gum Disease?

50% of U.S. adults have gum disease. That number jumps up to 71% in adults over the age of sixty-five. Gum disease can range from mild to severe and is typified by an inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, this chronic disease will eventually contribute to tooth loss. There is a wide range of […]


Gum Disease and Cancer

Two new studies have linked gum disease to increased risks for cancer. The first, conducted in part with the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, found that postmenopausal women with advanced gum disease were more likely to develop breast cancer, even when other risk factors were accounted for. The second, conducted in part by researchers from […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease (or periodontal disease) occurs when plaque caused by bacteria builds up in your mouth. Your gum line becomes inflamed and, as it progresses, gum disease affects the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. There are several factors that can contribute to periodontal disease: Hormone changes caused by pregnancy, puberty, menopause or menstruation […]

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