Article Title: Poor Oral Hygiene Tied to Cancer-Linked Virus, Study Finds
Article Source: http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20130821/poor-oral-hygiene-tied-to-cancer-linked-virus-study-finds
This health news article follows a study, which suggests that individuals who have teeth and gums in poor condition may be at higher risk for an oral virus, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), that leads to throat and mouth cancers. While the results of the study do not indicate that diseased teeth and gums cause HPV infections, a correlation has been found.
One of the researchers in the study, Christine Markham, stated that her team accounted for other additional factors such as smoking in the study to find other possible links to HPV. While there may be more than one factor that can lead to the connection with oral HPV and poor oral health, Markham indicated that taking care of oral health is important for health in general, and should be of the utmost importance.
Oral health has been connected to cancers of the throat and mouth, and it has been noted that mouth is the window to an individuals overall health. Dr. Joseph Mormino understands the importance of maintaining oral health, and is committed to delivering his patients with unparallel, proactive, dental care.
During a consultation with Dr. Mormino, your entire oral history will be evaluated so that Dr. Mormino has a clear understanding of the status of your teeth and gums. From this information, we will be able to move forward to find the best oral care solutions for your dental needs. Contact Staten Island Smiles today to find out more.