Oral Health to Prevent Cancer?

A healthy, radiant smile can be a real boost to your confidence, but its benefits extend beyond appearance and even good oral health. As your mouth is the entrance to the rest of your body, oral health is closely linked to overall health. Dr. Mark Caceres and his Marietta, GA dental team understand this and consistently make education a part of their approach to effective patient care.

When Dental Health Declines

When we’re not taking care of our teeth and gums, we often develop oral health disorders like cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Unfortunately, the harm doesn’t stop there. Pathogenic bacteria from disorders like periodontal disease have the ability to travel to other parts of the body and do damage. In fact, Dr. Caceres and his Marietta dental family understand the potential link uncovered by recent research between oral health issues and the formation of cancers in other parts of the body as a result of bacteria that could travel from the oral region to other parts of the body. This is one of the many reasons why education and the consistent practice of good oral hygiene are pressed upon patients. Good oral health is a big part of prevention as well as early diagnosis. These healthy practices not only lead to healthy teeth and gums but can be instrumental in maintaining overall body health.