Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 29 July 2013 15:39
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.