Gum Disease Linked to Breast Cancer

In recent years, gum disease has been linked to various “systemic” diseases like heart disease, diabetes and even premature or low-weight births. couple 200 wd

In a study of 3,000 women conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and supported by the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, women with gum disease and tooth loss were found to be 11 times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Preventing gingivitis (the early form of gum disease) is possible with routine oral care that includes brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist twice a year. If you’re between appointments and notice unusual bleeding, or red or swollen gums, please be sure to give us a call. You can also read more about preventative dentistry here.