It seems like with each passing week, researchers uncover more links between gum disease and other health conditions. The latest research warns women that gum disease and certain types of cancer also have a link, especially as women age.
While more men suffer from gum disease than women, adult women have significant periodontal disease as well – nearly 40 percent for Americans. The risk for cancer rises as women age and can result in a slew of health issues that shorten life or dramatically impact the quality of life.
Some of the cancers named in the study include:
- Esophageal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
As women near the age of 65, these risks increase.
For family dentistry in Monroe Township, NJ that addresses periodontal disease in a proactive way, contact Monroe Dental Arts. We offer customized treatment that serves our patients effectively by addresi9ng gum disease in the early stages, whenever possible.
Early periodontal disease, called gingivitis, is often reversible with improved home care and targeted dental cleanings. This requires a partnership with patients, but can result in healthy gums for a lifetime.
Advanced gum disease, called periodontitis, is not curable, but we can manage it together. Our hygienists will determine the appropriate level of care and how frequently you need to be seen to keep gum infection under control. This can minimize the impact on your overall health and may help you save your teeth.
No matter what level of dental cleaning you require, you can count on gentle care.
The best way to get started is to contact our office. Even if it has been a while since your last dental appointment, we will help you get caught up, so you can enjoy fresher breath, greater comfort, and a smile that makes you feel great about the way you look.