Breast Cancer and Oral Health

Did you know that there is a link between oral health and breast cancer? According to research conducted at the University of Buffalo, women with gum disease – especially those who smoke – may be at greater risk of developing breast cancer.1

Furthermore, many breast cancer survivors experience oral health complications caused by side effects from treatment. It’s possible to prevent or manage some of these oral health side effects by taking extra good care of the mouth, teeth and gums and staying on course with professional dental care before and during treatment.2

This infographic includes some of the most important facts and information about oral health and breast cancer, including how to take action before and during treatment.

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1 Periodontal Disease and Breast Cancer; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; December 2015

2 Dental and Oral Health; Cancer.net; April 2016