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Cancer and infection risk are linked to dental ailments

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Gum disease and other dental problems boost the risk of becoming infected with oral human papillomavirus.  It is also a sexually transmitted virus that causes 42% to 78% of all throat cancers according to medical study.  For those who had poor oral health, had more than 50% chance of HPV  infection.

Oral HPV infection is similar to genital HPV infection in the risk level variation.  Low risk level can spur non-cancerous tumors or warts in the mouth and throat and high risk level lead to cancers of the mouth and throat.  According to research, there is a link between poor oral health and oral HPV infection.  It is an independent risk factor for oral HPV infection.

That is why it is a must to take good care of your teeth and your mouth.  When poor oral health such as sores in the mouth or throat or even inflamed gums may act as a portal allowing the HPV entry into the body while good oral health does not have portals even if you are exposure to HPV and it won't trigger an infection.