Posts Tagged "teeth"

How Good Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Cancer

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 | 18 comments

How Good Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Cancer

On top of good oral hygiene and regular dental exams, there are some powerful ways to address oral health and reduce your risk of cancer and chronic illness.

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Prevent Cancer with Clean Teeth – Mind Body Green September 2012

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Prevent Cancer with Clean Teeth – Mind Body Green September 2012

Back when we were children, our parents urged us to brush our teeth every day, and for plenty of reasons: cavities, gum disease, early tooth loss. And let’s face it -- teeth that don’t get a regular brushing can be a little off-putting. But it’s only recently we’ve learned that poor dental hygiene can also lead to cancer. This shouldn’t be a total surprise. Inadequate brushing can cause inflammation, which is often associated with cancer. And it’s not the first time that dental issues have been linked to a deadly disease. For example, we’ve known for quite some time that poor oral health can lead to cardiovascular disease. Infectious bacteria flourish in the mouth, migrate to the circulatory system and ultimately damage the heart.

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