It is determined that people who have a tooth decay have less risk of cervical cancer.
The research of a Turkish doctor called Mine Tezal from the university of Buffalo in the United States, has shown that people with several tooth decays have 32 percent less risk of having cancer than those with no tooth decays. Tezal has indicated that these results have been unexpected because decays are the indicators of the deterioration of oral health and adults having inflammation in the gums before, are more likely to have head and neck cancer. 399 patients with neck and head cancer attended the research. These individuals were compared with the rest of 221 people who didn’t have cancer. It was understood that people who have more tooth decays have less risk of cancer. Tezal indicates that tooth decays occur because of the lactic acid produced by bacteria in the mouth welding, such as bacteria used in yoğurt making, can prevent the development of cancer cells. However, Dr, Tezal emphasized that these results shouldn’t encourage people to help the development of caries in order to prevent cancer. The main message is that smoking too much or using too many antimicrobial products can alter the normal microbial balance and we should avoid this. Tezal and her team, pointing to the importance of healthy nutrition and protection of mouth health, said that in the next step, they are going to search if it is possible to benefit from the positive effects of lactic acid without causing tooth decay. The research was published in Jama Otolary Magazine.