In a study published in the CA dental association Journal, researchers found that a certain bacteria (P. Gingivalis) in gum disease may increase the chances of Pancreatic cancer. This is yet another reason to keep the oral environment healthy and clean. The oral microbiome is very sensitive to gum disease and smoking (among other factors). The idea is for the oral bacterial flora to be of the healthy type. Therefore, don’t forget to floss and brush tonight! I wish you a health.
Dr. Ramin Sani