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Gum disease bacteria ‘a catalyst’ for cancer

“A bacteria that causes gum disease may aid the growth of cancer cells, according to new research. Published in the journal Immunity, it was discovered the bacteria fusobacterium nucleatum – which has heavy links with gum disease – could hamper the body’s ability to fight off cancer.” Stated from http://bitemagazine.com.au/gum-disease-bacteria-catalyst-cancer/

When combined with human tissue cells, researchers found the bacteria attached itself to the parts of the immune system responsible for attacking cancer cells, preventing them from performing this function.

Gum disease is a very common disease. You need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing for two minutes twice a day, last thing at night and at least one other time during the day with fluoride toothpaste, as well as flossing to clean in between teeth where gum disease starts and the tooth brush does not reach.



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