Dental Health & Cancer

By InfuzeMD on 03/22/2019

 
 
At Infuze MD, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of integrative medicine treatments to patients throughout Milpitas and the greater bay area. We’re proud to offer a range of integrative and preventative medicinal treatments including IV vitamin drips and alternative cancer therapy to help manage this terrible disease. While the exact causes of cancer remain unproven, there are certain risk factors that it is important to be aware of. One of these cancer risk factors is dental health and, more specifically, old dental fillings.

The Link Between Dental Health & Cancer

At Infuze MD, we’re firm believers that the body functions in a holistic manner, meaning that each part affects all the other parts. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that there’s evidence to support a link between oral health and cancer. For one, a study last year found that the same bacteria found in gum disease may play a role in the onset of pancreatic cancer, while other research has shown a strong link between poor oral hygiene and the development of oral cancer.

But that’s not the only dental health factor that can play a role in cancer formation. Dental fillings are a common treatment for cavities, and modern fillings use safe, biocompatible materials to replace missing tooth material. However, older metal fillings are often made from an amalgam of different metals, which may include silver, gold, and mercury. Mercury is a toxic heavy metal, and having older amalgam fillings may put you at risk for increased exposure. This, in turn, can increase the risk of cancer, and a study by the US Centers for Disease Control found a positive correlation between amalgam fillings and cancer formation.

Contact Your Milpitas, CA Integrative Therapy Clinic

Amalgam fillings are just one in a long list of potential causes of cancer, and if you’ve recently been diagnosed, Infuze MD can help. We offer a comprehensive array of alternative cancer therapy treatments designed to work with your body, providing more hope in the fight against cancer. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you fight cancer, contact us today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve optimal health.