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How your mouth bacteria can harm your lungs

Medical News Today (MNT)

New research now published in the journal mSphere examines the effects of poor dental hygiene on the respiratory health of elderly Japanese people. The recent results shed light on the importance of the tongue microbiota for our respiratory health. As Dr. Yamashita and his colleagues explain in their paper, the oral microbiota is important for overall health because the …

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What is periodontitis?

Tuesday 14th August 2018

Medical News Today (MNT)

Periodontitis, or gum disease, is a common infection that damages the soft tissue and bone supporting the tooth. Without treatment, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. The name "periodontitis" means "means inflammation around the tooth." Microorganisms, such as bacteria, stick to the surface of the tooth and in the pockets surrounding the tooth, and they multiply. As the immune system reacts and toxins are released, inflammation occurs. Untreated periodontitis will eventually result in tooth loss. It may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other health problems. Bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless membrane that develops over the surface of teeth, is the most common cause of periodontal disease. If plaque it not removed, it can harden to form tartar, or calculus. Most cases of periodontitis are preventable through good dental hygiene. For more details on causes, symptoms, treatment, risk factors, Diagnosis and Complications of Periodontitis, please refer to the full article in Medical News Today via this link

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