Bad Teeth, Gum Disease Tied to Risk of Cancer-Causing Infection

Bad Teeth, Gum Disease Tied to Risk of Cancer-Causing Infection

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Poor oral health such as sores in the mouth or throat or inflamed gums may act as a portal allowing the HPV entry into the body, while those with good oral health don’t have those portals so even exposure to HPV doesn’t trigger an infection.