Posted on Jan 12, 2020
It seems that there is always new research connecting poor oral health with overall health problems. But it’s not just the teeth that need to be kept clean and healthy, it’s the gums as well. Gum disease has been linked to some scary non-dental medical issues like diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s. Even more recently, gum disease has also been linked to cancer.
A few recent studies have found a link between gum disease and cancer. These studies are:
While no study has been able to conclusively link gum disease to cancer, it’s still a good idea to avoid gum disease if you can. Luckily, gingivitis and gum disease can be prevented with good oral health. Below are a few ways to make sure you keep your gum tissue healthy:
As the connection between oral health and the non-dental disease continues to grow, there’s no better reason to take excellent care of your teeth and gums. Here at Endodontic Specialists, we do all we can to preserve your natural teeth through root canal therapy. If you feel that you need a root canal, please contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado. We have 2 locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado.