The results of a new study published in the scientific journal (Cancer Research) revealed that brushing can reduce the risk of infection by about a fifth.
Where the researchers based on the study indicated that high levels of a certain type of bacteria associated with gum disease and teeth would raise the risk of throat cancer by approximately 21%.
It is not yet clear whether it is the bacteria itself or that leads to throat cancer, but the results of this study emphasize the importance of brushing teeth in reducing the risk of developing the disease.
The researchers reported that dental cleaning includes brushing twice a day in addition to regular visits to the dentist.
Laryngeal cancer is usually diagnosed in late and advanced stages, which reduces the likelihood of survival, but the researchers concluded that these results would protect against reaching this stage.
Lead researcher Professor Jiyoung Ahn said: “This study suggests that revealing new information about the role of bacteria in the mouth and the development of throat cancer would help develop new strategies to protect against this cancer, or at least diagnose it early.” .