Can Having Clean Teeth Prevent Cancer?

Can Having Clean Teeth Prevent Cancer?

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Can Having Clean Teeth Prevent Cancer?
By: SashaWCC BY 2.0

In a recent research study showed that diseases in your body can actually be determined by how well you take care of your teeth.

If you have cavities, gum disease, or even experience tooth loss it could be a factor for other health issues. If you are not taking care of your teeth, it could lead to many diseases in the body.

Research shows that gum disease can actually be linked to Cancer. People who experience significant dental plaque buildup and have extensive bacteria in their mouth can die prematurely. Another study showed that poor oral health and poor oral hygiene will increase the risk of early death among cancer patients by up to  80%.

You can fight gum disease and prevent other diseases from inhabiting your body by taking care of yourself. The best way to fight gum disease is to brush and floss your teeth daily. People who practice good oral health care habits tend to have less cavities and tooth decay than those who do not. Here are more tips to help you have healthy and happy teeth.

Avoid Sweetness

Stay away from sugar and soft drinks. Sugar can wreak havoc on your body as well as your teeth it causes tooth decay infections and even cavities.

Avoid sugar especially in liquid form, such as in soda pop.

Packaged fruit juices and soda pop even alcohol can have a high sugar content that will affect your oral health. You may get more cavities if you drink a lot of products that have a lot of sugar.

If you’re craving something sweet reach for a fresh piece of fruit or sugar-free gum.

Fruit is a great addition to your diet. It will improve your oral health.

For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Banks, OR. Shannon Kaiser is a health writer.