A recent study has found that gum disease is linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer in women. The study found that periodontal disease was tied to a 14 percent higher risk of developing any type of cancer. Researchers came to the conclusion that the greatest risk was for esophageal cancer. It is three times more likely for older women who had gum disease than those who did not. If you have bleeding gums or signs of gum disease, be sure to get checked out. When you visit make sure to have dental coverage. You can receive a free quote for individual dental insurance from Cosmo Insurance Agency by clicking here or a quote for group dental by clicking here.
The findings in the study also showed that gum disease was associated with a high chance of having lung cancer, gallbladder cancer, melanoma, and breast cancer.
For women who smoked and had gum disease, they were linked to having a higher chance of breast cancer, lung cancer, and gallbladder cancer. While women who had never smoked but had gum disease were more likely to have a higher risk of cancers such as melanoma.
Oral health is an important part of overall wellness. Unfortunately, too many people neglect their oral heath do to the high costs of dental care. A low-cost dental insurance plan can ensure that you and your family maintain optimum oral health at a surprisingly manageable monthly premium.
At Cosmo Insurance Agency, we search for the perfect dental plan to suits your individual or group’s specific dental needs. We’ll take the time to ensure that you are covered at the dental providers of your choice.
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