Good Oral Health Important For Healthy Lungs
Poor dental health has been shown to cause bacterial pneumonia. The mouth is home to large number of both beneficial and harmful bacteria, and oral healthcare helps control these numbers.
- The mouth is never free of bacteria. However, good oral healthcare will limit the numbers of bacteria.
- Regular dental cleanings help to reduce the amount of bacteria that cause lung infections hence reducing the risk of pneumonia.
- People who never go for dental checkups have an 86 percent greater risk of suffering from bacterial pneumonia.
“There is a well-documented connection between oral health and pneumonia, and dental visits are important in maintaining good oral health,” study author Dr. Michelle Doll said in an IDWeek news release.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.