A recent study shows that some bacteria associated with gum disease can also trigger esophageal cancer. Unfortunately, esophageal cancer is often undiscovered till it’s in an advanced stage.

Key takeaways:

– Gum disease caused by oral microbiota has been linked to neck, head and esophageal cancers.

– While the Tannarella forsythia bacteria is associated with EAC, bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis increases the risk of ESCC.

– Learning more about oral microbiota may lead to the discovery of prevention of esophageal cancer.

Remember to brush and floss your teeth and visit the dentist for checkups.

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