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Gum disease bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

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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Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)

Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.

He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.

In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.