It became the general rule that brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, it is sometimes very easy to miss it at night.
Perhaps you think that will not miss any harm. But recent research has found if the habit of brushing teeth skipping occurs repeatedly potentially more serious danger.
A study published in the journal Cancer Research linking periodontal or gum problems, as a result of not brushing teeth regularly, with esophageal cancer, or a cancer in the long tube that connects the mouth with the muscle belly.
For this study, the researchers took mouth samples at 122,000 people, and after 10 years, there were 106 people with esophageal cancer.
The researchers found that those with esophageal cancer had higher levels of certain bacteria in their mouths. The bacteria are also associated with this gum disease called Tannerella forsythia and Porphyromonas gingivalis (Tannerella forsythia itself is associated with an increased risk of 21 percent as a cause of esophageal cancer).
Both of these bacteria can stick to the gums if you do not brush your teeth regularly, and increase the likelihood of getting gum disease, launching the Prevention page on Monday. The study looked at the cancer-causing bacteria of the esophagus
However, it is important to emphasize some basic warnings: first, the researchers do not provide complete information about the oral health of the participants.
In addition, it is important to remember that this study looked at the cancer-causing bacteria of the esophagus, not the habit of brushing.
Even so, the results remain annoying. After all, gum disease has also been injured with several cancers of the mouth, head and neck. So be clear, keeping your dental hygiene is very important for your overall health.
So, try brushing your teeth twice a day on a regular basis for the benefit of your overall health. Because your laziness could pose a greater danger than you think.