Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancer diagnosis humans can suffer. One reason for its poor diagnosis is the inability to establish early detection. According to one study, there is a 59% increased incidence of pancreatic cancer in patients that have certain types of oral bacteria associated with gum disease known as periodontitis. Additionally, researchers have found a correlation between inflammatory based diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain heart problems. Through these findings, there is hope that early detection and treatment may save lives in the future.
There are many reasons to practice good oral hygiene, like avoiding serious dental problems. Researchers are now finding that avoiding serious health problems may be the best reason to floss and brush and visit your dentist on a regular basis.
At Advanced Dental Arts, we are focused on early detection of gum disease and believe in treating problems before they do severe damage. We have a board-certified periodontist in our office, which allows us to address these problems in a convenient and efficient manner.