In a recent interview, we talked to Valley Dental about the prevalence of cancer. And they were quick to point out that oral health has a significant factor in cancer. Dental research now suggests that there might be some sort of connection between breast cancer and periodontitis, especially in women who are going through menopause. New studies show that gum disease may place older women at risk of getting breast cancer, especially women of this age who smoke. We used our investigative resources to analyze the findings.
The Investigative Results
There is no really significant finding that reliably demonstrates that there is a connection between increased oral bacteria, plaque and gum disease with breast cancer. But we also see that bacteria that lives in the mouth has also been found in the mouth have also been found in breast tumors, and this does pose some concern. In fact, the study from one investigation suggests that there is some evidence that could associate bacteria with cancer.
The results indicate that different types of bad bacteria produces waste that creates abnormal cells growth and change.
The Participants of This Study
Valley Dental showed us the results of a recent investigation. In a recent study conducted by a U.S. university, studied a significant number postmenopausal women participants who had never had breast cancer before, but who had suddenly contracted breast cancer after menopause. Of these women, more than 25% of them had some form of periodontal disease at the beginning of the study. After many years of study, the test results showed that women who had periodontal disease had a 15% higher chances of getting breast cancer again. They theorize that the bacteria and inflammation caused by periodontal disease affects breast tissue in an irregular way.
What Is The Link to Periodontal Disease?
Valley Dental tells us that when it comes to periodontal diseases, som bacteria causes infections and these cause negative immune responses, which in turn, cause tissue damage to gums and can also cause bone loss. These same type of infections can contribute to cancerous cell growth.
When it comes to oral cancer there also seems to be a link to bacteria. Dentists at Valley Dental are noticing that the Human Papilloma virus and the Epstein Barr virus ( cause a higher risk in getting this type of oral cancer.
Of course, there are also important factors that come into play say the experts at Valley Dental. Recent research has shown bacterial factors are a significant issue related to the recent increases in oral cancer for the modern day patient.