Brushing your teeth regularly is the best way to maintain your oral health and keep your teeth as clean and bright as possible. Regular brushing is also responsible for helping to eliminate bacteria which can be harmful to the body.
“Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer, which kills more than 8,000 people every year in the UK, is linked to two types of bacteria which cause gum disease. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans, found people who had to the two bugs in their mouths were more likely to develop the disease. Professor Jiyoung Ahn, a scientist from New York University, said: “We found that Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, two species of bacteria linked to periodontal disease, were associated with a more than 50 percent increased risk of pancreatic cancer.” People with the P. Gingivalis bacteria had a 59 per cent increased risk for pancreatic cancer, but the presence of A. actinomycetemcomitans was associated with a 119 per cent increase risk. Both of the bacteria are known cause peridontis, a severe form of gum disease.”
Always maintain good brushing habits (combined with regular flossing and rinsing as well) and make sure to visit your Ottawa dentist.