Does Bacteria In The Mouth Increase The Risk Of Developing Mouth Cancer?
Posted on 4/10/2023 by Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
Mouth bacteria can move into the bloodstream and influence other organs, including the heart and the brain. Long recognized by medical professionals as a risk factor for heart disease and premature birth in pregnant women, including tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, studies have shown that oral bacteria might induce the spread of cancer cells in areas of the body where cancer already occurs. This is significant because tumors that have spread to other body parts account for 90% of fatalities from cancer. Two types of bacteria that cause gum disease are also associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer.
Wrong Oral Health Causes Oral Cancer.
Research demonstrates that having poor oral hygiene increases one's risk of developing oral cancer. Poor oral hygiene and chewing tobacco have higher chances of developing oral cancer. The case study results suggested that maintaining a decent oral hygiene regimen decreases the risk of getting oral cancer. The case study's definition of good oral hygiene included using toothpaste to brush teeth at least twice a day, scheduling routine dental exams, and having no more than a few missing teeth. The study concludes that a poor diet and tobacco use are additional risk factors for oral cancer. The best approaches to significantly minimize the risk of developing oral cancer include quitting smoking, refraining from chewing tobacco, restricting alcohol consumption, and eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables.
Oral Microbiota's Role In The Development Of Cancer
The oral cavity contains pathogens that can influence the gastrointestinal tract's ability to develop cancer. According to research, oral cancer substantially correlates with several specific species. Numerous studies have also demonstrated that oral period pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum significantly influence the development of pancreatic and colorectal cancer.
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