Do you have lots of plaque on your teeth? If you do, you could be at greater risk of developing cancer, claims a new study, which has found a direct link between oral hygiene and the disease.
People with the highest amount of plaque were nearly twice as likely to have cancer – and, in women, it was most likely to be breast cancer.
Researchers from Helsinki University found a direct correlation between amounts of plaque and cancer risk when they looked at oral hygiene and cancer rates in 1,390 people.
(Source: British Medical Journal, 2012; 2: e001083).