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Dental Groups Pledge Funds to Manchester Bombing Victims

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Flossing May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Flossing may have an added benefit aside from removing everything stuck between your teeth.

Flossing may help to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. The reason for this, based on the Brown University study, is that gum disease could be linked to pancreatic cancer.

The conclusions that may be drawn from the study are concerning. The information shows that bacteria from the mouth may travel to other areas of the body, setting up a situation in which there is an inflammatory response. The immune system is adversely impacted and tumor signal pathways may be activated.

The information appears in the journal Carcinogenesis.

Dentists recommend flossing because it targets areas of the mouth that are usually missed when brushing. Flossing removes the plaque and food particles stuck in the gaps of the teeth and gumline. This serves to lower the risk of gum disease, bad breath and cavities.

Many recent studies have displayed the link that exists between oral health and overall health. Studies have also shown a connection involving gum disease and a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Pancreatic cancer can now be added to the list.

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