Teeth Cleaning Might Protect You from Pneumonia
Teeth cleaning and checkups are not only important for your smile. Regular teeth checkups may help lower the risk of contracting bacterial pneumonia.
- Previous research has already established a connection between pneumonia and oral health.
- Numerous microbes (bacteria, viruses) in the mouth are beneficial, but in certain conditions may lead to diseases.
- Pneumonia-causing bacteria are inhaled, and regular dental cleaning will help eliminate these bacteria.
In her presentation, Dr. Doll acknowledged that people who see their dentist regularly are also likely to practice other healthy-mouth behaviors (like brushing and flossing regularly). They may also have healthier behaviors in general, which might affect their pneumonia risk, as well.
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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.