Breast Cancer Patients Offered Free Dental Screening after Study Links Gum Disease to Breast Cancer Risk

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A new study linking gum disease to a 14% increased risk for breast cancer inspires a Seattle-area dentist to offer breast cancer patients a free high-tech dental screening and evaluation in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Dental Hygiene Month in October.

The breast cancer root canal connection.

Breast cancer patients are being offered a free dental screening during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, after a study links gum disease to a 14% increased risk for the disease.

“Studies linking gum disease to an increased risk for breast cancer and other diseases imply that a biological dentist should be a part of every cancer patient’s medical care team,” said Dr. Alireza Panahpour, one of the world’s most experienced biological dentists.

Women with gum disease are 14% more likely to develop cancer according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, inspiring a Seattle-area dentist to offer a free high-tech dental screening for breast cancer patients in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Dental Hygiene Month in October. For a complimentary screening, anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer can call for an appointment at Systemic Dentist at 888-338-6336 or email info(at)systemicdentist(at)com.

“Studies linking gum disease to an increased risk for breast cancer and other diseases imply that a biological dentist should be a part of every cancer patient’s medical care team,” said Dr. Alireza Panahpour, one of the world’s most experienced holistic and biological dentists.“There is a strong connection between disease of the mouth and disease in the rest of the body.”

Seattle-area naturopaths have been referring patients fighting chronic diseases such as breast cancer to dentists equipped with special 3-D Cone Scan technology to detect dental factors that could be contributing to the disease. The strategy is to remove any burdens on the body's immune system.

The technology used for this test is a 3-D cone beam scan, regularly used by prosthodontists and biological dentists in placement of dental implants. It offers a 3 dimensional view of bone and soft tissue that is better able to detect infection of any kind, including gum disease, that is ordinarily missed during a regular dental exam. Patients may not even be aware that they have gum disease when it doesn’t hurt because the bacteria is hiding deep inside of old root canals or tooth extraction site, where the nerve of the tooth has been removed.

Breast cancer patients who come in for the dental screening during National Breast Cancer Awareness month will also receive a copy of Dr. Panahpour’s book, “The Good Dentist,” which includes case studies from cancer survivors that could provide a source of inspiration and hope for patients with the disease. The 3D Cone Beam Scan and evaluation will be offered at half price for those who are not breast cancer patients, but who would like to become informed of any hidden gum disease in October.

This is the second test being offered to the community by Systemic Dentist; the practice also produces a Dental Culture for Healthy Hearts screening each month for the bacteria associated with both gum disease and heart disease as a public service in the fight against the #1 killer in America, and to increase awareness of the relationship between oral health and the health of the rest of the body.

For an appointment for any of the community dental screenings call 888-338-6336 or email info(at)systemicdentist(dot)com.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: High-resolution photos, videos, and interviews with Dr. Panahpour and with patients viewing their own test results are available. Also, if your reporter would like to receive and report on his/her own screening, that can be arranged at your convenience. Call Barb Morgen at 206.785.9104 or email TheSystemicDentist@gmail.com.

About Dr. Panahpour: Dr. Alireza Panahpour, DDS is a pioneer in holistic dentistry known for healing chronic conditions via removal of metal fillings, a frequent speaker for educators and professionals worldwide and author of “The Good Dentist,” a book on holistic dentistry cases and discoveries. Dr. Panahpour’s Seattle holistic dental practice offers mercury-free general dentistry and non-invasive treatments for chronic conditions using cutting-edge technology and natural substances to eliminate infections, with an emphasis on keeping natural teeth. Dr. Panahpour uses only non-toxic restorative materials when restoration is necessary to promote optimal teeth, jaw, head, neck and bio-structural relationships that are integral to systemic health. Learn more at http://www.SystemicDentist.com.

More about this study at the following links:

Periodontal Disease and Incident Cancer Risk among Postmenopausal Women: Results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort
(http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/26/8/1255)
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Aug. 2017

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
(https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/well/gum-disease-tied-to-cancer-risk-in-older-women.html)
New York Times, Aug. 2, 2017

This Extremely Common Health Issue Makes You More Likely to Get Cancer
(https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/gum-disease-increase-cancer-chance/)
Reader's Digest, Aug. 2017

Why Inflammation in Your Mouth May Raise Your Risk of Cancer
(http://time.com/4891340/inflammation-mouth-breast-cancer/)
Time Magazine, Aug. 7, 2017

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