A recent study shows that some bacteria associated with gum disease can also trigger esophageal cancer. Unfortunately, esophageal cancer is often undiscovered till it’s in an advanced stage.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease caused by oral microbiota has been linked to neck, head and esophageal cancers.

– While the Tannarella forsythia bacteria is associated with EAC, bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis increases the risk of ESCC.

– Learning more about oral microbiota may lead to the discovery of prevention of esophageal cancer.

Remember to brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist for checkups.

Read more here:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171201090955.htm