Colon Cleansing

Studies have shown that oral hygiene may be linked to colon health

In March, during a speaking engagement for Colon Cancer Awareness Month, James Bramson, D.D.S., chief dental officer for United Concordia Dental, highlighted the role that good oral hygiene plays in maintaining proper colon health.

Bramson talked about a recent study from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute in America that both found high amounts of the bacteria linked with periodontal disease in colorectal tumor samples, leaving some to speculate that colon health may be associated with oral cleanliness.

"While more research is needed to determine the extent of any association between the two, the research suggests the bacteria could play a role," Bramson said.

Information already exists that links periodontal disease to a number of medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. This recent study is making the subject of proper oral care a major topic of conversation among professionals across many health-related fields, according to United Concordia Dental.

As of late, maintaining proper colon health has typically relied upon patients getting a colonoscopy every 10 years. Adding routine dental hygiene appointments, along with a healthy diet and herbal colon cleansing supplements to your lifestyle, can have a major impact on colon and overall health.

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