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Healthcare Professionals The medical community is reconnecting the mouth to the body with a new focus on the links between oral and overall health. Not only has research identified links between periodontal disease and chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, oral cancer remains a serious health threat for users of tobacco and alcohol. Oral, or pharyngeal, cancer forms in the tissue of the mouth or throat. This year alone, there will be approximately 35,000 new cases and 7,900 deaths attributed to this form of cancer.19


19 “Oral Cancer.” National Cancer Institute. Accessed 2013.

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